Rep. Ricky Long In the News
October 1, 2013
AUGUSTA - State Representative Rick Long (R-Sherman) reacted positively to a legislative scorecard of votes taken by state lawmakers this session. The scorecard was compiled by the Maine People's Alliance (MPA), a controversial liberal activist group based in Portland, and scored lawmakers based on the percentage of votes they took that lined up with MPA's agenda.
Rep. Long, who represents central Aroostook County, voted with MPA zero percent of the time in the recently-concluded 2013 le...
June 17, 2013
AUGUSTA - The Maine House of Representatives voted Monday in favor of yet another fee increase measure. The bill, LD 1263, imposes a 13 percent increase on resident snowmobile registration fees with a $5 hike, from $40 to $45. This fee hike comes on the heels of Democrat-led increases to ATV registration fees, registry of deeds fees, and municipal agent fees for passenger vehicle registrations.
"We all want to make sure the trails are properly groomed," said Assistant House Republican Le...
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 ...
May 29, 2013
AUGUSTA - The House Wednesday took its initial vote on LD 223, a bill sponsored by Rep. Timothy Marks (D-Pittston) to forbid law-abiding 18-20 year old Mainers from carrying a concealed handgun for self-protection. Lawmakers rejected the Majority "Ought to Pass" report, 40-102. The majority of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee had endorsed the bill, 7-6.
"Maine has one of the highest rates of gun ownership and lowest rates of violent crime in the nation," said Rep. Rick L...
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...
February 23, 2011
AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Ricky Long is pulling an unusually heavy workload for a first-term legislator. He is serving on two high-profile policy panels - the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
"Serving on two committees will make for a very busy session," said Rep. Long (R-Sherman). "I'm honored to be on both of them. I'm looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature and representing the people of Maine and my...