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Local Lawmakers' Statement on Houlton Smith and Wesson Layoffs

November 19, 2013

AUGUSTA - State Representative Joyce Fitzpatrick (R-Houlton) issued the following statement regarding the recently-announced lay-offs of 37 workers at the Smith and Wesson plant in Houlton.

"My deepest sympathies are with the workers at Smith and Wesson and their families, especially with the holidays around the corner. I will remain in touch with the Maine Department of Labor to ensure that my constituents who are affected by this terrible news have all the resources available to th...

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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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New Numbers Show GOP Health Insurance Reform Paying Off

January 25, 2013

AUGUSTA - Health insurance premiums for the fourth quarter of 2012 are out, and they bring good news for Mainers with private insurance policies. See below for charts distributed by the Bureau of Insurance before the Legislature's Insurance and Financial Services Committee yesterday.

In the fourth quarter of 2010, before the enactment of PL 90 by Republican legislators, 2.9 percent of businesses saw their health insurance premiums go down. In Q4 2011, the first quarter of PL 90 implement...

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Rep. Pingree sabotaging state on MaineCare waivers

August 7, 2012

By Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick

In early July, Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree wrote to the Obama administration, basically requesting that the federal government prevent Maine from implementing medical welfare reforms that were approved by the Legislature.

Representative Pingree, from Maine's 1st District, would no doubt like to credit herself and Obamacare for improving Maine's health insurance situation. However, it is important to remember that Maine's citizen-legislators, not Washi...

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Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick posts perfect voting record

July 9, 2012

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick, a first-term legislator from Houlton, compiled a perfect voting record during the 125th Legislature. She was present for 100 percent of the roll call votes taken in the Maine House during the 117 days it was in session.

"I take my duty of voting very seriously," said Rep. Fitzpatrick, who serves on the Insurance and Financial Services Committee and the Government Oversight Committee. "The citizens of my district expect me to be their voice in Augusta...

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Huge savings spring from Maine Turnpike investigation

February 10, 2012

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February 10, 2012

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Huge savings spring from Maine Turnpike investigation

AUGUSTA - Last year's investigation of waste and abuse at the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) has ultimately created a better-managed agency that can operate at a greatly reduced cost, according to State Rep. David Burns.

Rep. Burns (R-Whiting), the House chair of the Government Oversight Committee, says the...

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Rep. Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

November 30, 2011

House Republican Office

November 21, 2011

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Jay Finegan, 287-1445

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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. Joyce Fitzpatrick Named to Insurance Committee

January 20, 2011

AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick has been appointed to the Legislature's high profile Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services, putting her in position to shape policy in a number of critical areas, including banking, health care reform and mortgage foreclosure prevention.

The first-term legislator also has been named to serve on the Government Oversight Committee. That panel oversees OPEGA - the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability - which cond...

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