Rep. Ryan Harmon In the News
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...
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...
April 22, 2011
By Rep. Ryan Harmon
When this legislative session comes to an end, sometime in June, Maine residents can count on one thing - tax relief is on the way. Hundreds of thousands of Maine families, farms, and small businesses will see their taxes decline for the first time in decades.
On April 13, the Taxation Committee wrapped up work on a tax package for inclusion in the state budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The plan lowers Maine income taxes across the board and makes more than a do...
March 26, 2011
AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ryan Harmon yesterday formally presented a bill to exempt the pension income of residents age 65 and older from Maine income taxation. In testimony before the Legislature's Taxation Committee, he said the measure would provide an incentive for retirees to stay in Maine and entice more people to retire in the state.
Rep. Harmon (R-Palermo), a first-term legislator, said the bill would benefit middle-income taxpayers, such as teachers, state workers and private sector emp...
February 25, 2011
AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Ryan Harmon has settled into work on the Legislature's high-profile Taxation Committee, putting him in a position to help shape policy regarding municipal revenue sharing, taxes and other important financial issues.
Rep. Harmon (R-Palermo), a first-term legislator, said the schedule is shaping up for a very busy session on the committee. "It looks as if at least 200 bills will be sent to Taxation for public hearings and work sessions," he said. "That's a large number, so...