Rep. Jon Kinney In the News
April 23, 2014
AUGUSTA - Three bills cosponsored by State Representative Jonathan Kinney (R-Limington) will become law this summer after the adjournment of the Maine Legislature's 2014 session.
The first bill, LD 1632, would ask the federal government to recognize the environmental hazards that harmed members of the Maine National Guard at the Gagetown, New Brunswick military training center. If successful, the measure would allow veterans to seek benefits for disabilities caused by the hazardous envir...
October 22, 2013
AUGUSTA - State Representative Jonathan Kinney (R-Limington) has introduced a bill to help Regional School Unit (RSU) 72 and potentially other schools like it to obtain a fair level of funding from the state government for the construction of "basic" schoolsschools that meet state Department of Education architectural guidelines.
LR 2283, "An Act To Limit Local Contributions to School Construction," was inspired by a recent and much-publicized problem faced by RSU 72, which is comprised o...
July 9, 2013
AUGUSTA - In a surprise turn of events Tuesday, several House Democrats flipped their votes on LD 1503, a bill that would have allowed military recruiters the same access to Maine public schools as civilian career recruiters and would have further allowed them to wear their uniforms while visiting schools.
Education Committee Democrats initially voted against the bill and Democrats narrowly killed a similar bill on the House floor. However, passionate debate by House Republicans, many of...
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 ...
November 30, 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...