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Military Recruiter Bills Spark Fiery Debate in Maine House

June 4, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House on Tuesday took up two bills concerning military recruiters in public schools. The first, LD 1502, requires that public high schools allow recruiters to administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to students who elect to take it. Under the bill, recruiters, not school staff, would take the time to administer the test, which would remain voluntary for the students.

That bill was rejected mostly along party lines, 74-68. Majority Democrats ...

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Rep. Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

November 30, 2011

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November 21, 2011

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Ray Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ray Wallace was sworn into office today by Governor Paul LePage after winning a special election to fill a vacant seat in House District 24.

Rep. Wallace (R-Dexter) said he was motivated to run for office by the reform agenda championed by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate...

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Rep. Cotta to Salute Honor Guard on Reaching Milestone

September 22, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. David Cotta will present a Legislative Sentiment to the Maine Army National Guard's Honor Guard in recognition of their 7,000th military funeral honors ceremony. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags in the State House, on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Legislature will convene that day in special session.

Governor Paul LePage will speak at the presentation, along with Major General John W. Libby, Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard. Representati...

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Health insurance reform clears initial hurdle in Maine House

May 5, 2011

AUGUSTA - Landmark legislation to revamp Maine's health insurance market cleared a critical hurdle today in the House of Representatives by a vote of 76-72. The measure, designed to generate more competition and bring rates closer to national norms, now moves to the Senate. Final enactment votes in both bodies could come as early as next week.

"The people of our state are the winners today," said House Speaker Robert Nutting. "For years, reasonable proposals to fix a dysfunctional health insur...

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Rep. David Cotta to chair State and
Rep. David Cotta to chair State and Local Government Committee

January 11, 2011

AUGUSTA- State Rep. David Cotta has been appointed House chair of the State and Local Government Committee in the 125th Legislature, giving him an influential voice in a range of areas, from state contracts to county and regional government.

"I'm delighted to have this opportunity," said Rep. Cotta (R-China). "This is a very active committee and it deals with a variety of interesting issues. We have a group of fine legislators on the committee, including some returning for a second term. I'...

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Rep. David Cotta selected to lead State and Local Government Committee

December 22, 2010

AUGUSTA- State Rep. David Cotta to chair the important State and Local Government Committee during the upcoming 125th Legislature. This signifies the third consecutive Legislature during which he has served on this key panel, who oversees jurisdiction of state, legislative and local government issues.

Part of this committee's work involves oversight of state contracts and state government organization. "I am privileged to be appointed House Chair of this committee." said Rep. Cotta (R-China...

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