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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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Rep. Peter Edgecomb Named to Board of Agriculture

February 8, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Peter Edgecomb has been appointed to the state's Board of Agriculture, a 20-member panel that advises the University of Maine System on matters pertaining to agricultural research. The board was established in Maine law in 1997.

House Speaker Robert Nutting made the appointment in late January. Under the board's charter, two members of the committee having jurisdiction over agricultural matters must serve on the panel. Rep. Edgecomb is the House chair of the Legislature...

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Rep. Edgecomb Takes Part in National Agricultural Summit

January 21, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Peter Edgecomb joined elected agricultural and rural leaders from across North America for working sessions on the key issues facing rural communities at the 10th annual State Legislative Agricultural Chairs Summit. The event took place in Phoenix, Ariz., over three days in mid January.

"This was an outstanding event," said Rep. Edgecomb (R-Caribou), the House chair of the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. "We had an opportunity to meet with other folks ...

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Rep. Peter Edgecomb to Chair Agriculture Committee

December 28, 2010

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Peter Edgecomb will handle double-duty assignments in the 125th Legislature. The fourth-term legislator, a member of the new Republican majority in the Maine House, will take the helm of one committee and provide a voice of experience on another.

"I have served on two committees before, and it makes for a very busy session," said Rep. Edgecomb, whose district includes all of Caribou. "But I have a deep interest in the work of both committees, and I'm looking forward to...

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