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Rep. Dale Crafts In the News

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. Crafts Kills Concealed Carry Bill Amid Security Changes

June 7, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Dale Crafts today orchestrated the defeat of his bill that would have allowed individuals with concealed carry permits to carry concealed firearms in the State House.

Rep. Crafts (R-Lisbon) said the recently approved plan to tighten security in the State House has diminished his concern about possible threats to legislators as well as staff members and visitors in the building. Consequently, he arranged for indefinite postponement of LD 932 - "An Act To Allow Concealed We...

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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. Dale Crafts Named to Maine Council on Poverty

March 14, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Dale Crafts has been appointed to the Maine Council on Poverty and Economic Security, which advises the governor and the Legislature on the most effective steps to improve the economic situation of state residents who are poor or near poor.

The council, established in 2008, convened for the first time in 2009 and focused on such things as energy security, health care, affordable housing and hunger. It defines poverty as having family income below the nonfarm official po...

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Rep. Dale Crafts Named to Maine Council on Poverty

March 14, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Dale Crafts has been appointed to the Maine Council on Poverty and Economic Security, which advises the governor and the Legislature on the most effective steps to improve the economic situation of state residents who are poor or near poor.

The council, established in 2008, convened for the first time in 2009 and focused on such things as energy security, health care, affordable housing and hunger. It defines poverty as having family income below the nonfarm official po...

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Rep. Crafts Says Concealed Weapon Bill Would Enhance Public Safety

February 28, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Dale Crafts says his bill to modify the law regarding concealed carry weapons is a safety enhancement for law abiding citizens and would make concealed carry permits more affordable.

The bill by Rep. Crafts (R-Lisbon), LD 658, is titled "An Act to Modify the Requirement of a Permit to Carry a Concealed Weapon." It is modeled on laws currently in effect in Arizona and Alaska. In essence, it would allow a person to carry a concealed weapon without a permit except in cert...

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