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Dems' Call Center Bill Sends Clear Message: 'Don't Come to Maine'

February 7, 2014

AUGUSTA - Maine House Republicans on Friday panned an anti-jobs bill that targets call centers in the state and had its public hearing before the legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development (LCRED) Committee Thursday.

The bill, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) would inflict a virtual "death sentence" on businesses who move some operations out of state, revoking all state tax incentives and grants retroactively. Both the Maine Chamber of...

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Labor, Commerce Committee Members Praise Unemployment Rate Drop

November 22, 2013

AUGUSTA - Lawmakers on the Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development (LCRED) Committee on Friday said they were not surprised by the Department of Labor's news that Maine's unemployment rate is at a post-recession low of 6.7 percentsix points below the national average.

The committee handles all legislation relating to the Department of Labor and various state boards and agencies, such as those overseeing labor relations, workers' compensation, unemployment insuranc...

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Rep. Duprey Praises Hampden for Rank as "Best Town for Young Families"

November 19, 2013

AUGUSTA - State Representative Brian Duprey (R-Hampden) on Tuesday praised his town for its rank as the number one city or town for young families in Maine. The ranking was compiled by "Nerd Wallet," a popular nationwide consumer finance and investing website that caters to young professionals.

The factors that determined Hampden's winning placement as a top place for young families to settle included the quality of its schools, its proximity to an urban center (Bangor), median home valu...

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State Rep. Duprey Constituent Survey: Reform Welfare, Reduce State Spending and Taxes

August 6, 2013

AUGUSTA - State Representative Brian M. Duprey (R-Hampden) recently mailed surveys to every household in Maine House District 39, which includes the towns of Dixmont, Hampden, and Newburgh. The surveys asked residents for their opinions on a variety of issues before the Maine Legislature. Rep. Duprey received 217 completed surveys back, and the responses provide a valuable insight into the attitudes of residents of the outskirts of Bangor.

"I'm very happy with the feedback," said Duprey...

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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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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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