Rep. Michael McClellan In the News
December 9, 2013
AUGUSTA - Rep. Michael McClellan (R-Raymond) was the House Republican member of the Maine Health Exchange Advisory Committee, which met for the final time Monday at the State House and was established by the legislature this year to study the implementation of ObamaCare in Maine. Rep. McClellan is pleased that the committee did not take sides in the debate over whether to expand Maine's medical welfare system under ObamaCare's promise of partial funding.
"The one thing we all agreed on w...
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 14, 2013
AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Education Committee on Monday voted "ought to pass as amended" on a bill to cap the portion of teacher evaluations to be determined by year-over-year changes to students' standardized testing scores. Rep. Bruce MacDonald (D-Boothbay), co-chair of the committee, sponsored the bill, LD 751, which originally capped the figure at 30 percent. He later amended the bill to reduce that figure to just 10 percent.
MacDonald and the Maine Education Association have sinc...
March 22, 2013
AUGUSTA - Governor LePage held a conference on education Friday at Cony High School in Augusta. The event featured experts from around the nation who spoke on a variety of topics related to education reform. Republicans in recent years have been champions of education reform, emphasizing the need to change the status quo by putting students first and focusing on learning results above all else.
Rep. Matthew Pouliot (R-Augusta) serves on the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Com...
January 30, 2013
AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Committee today voted out a measure to curtail funding from charter schools. The vote fell on party lines, 8-5, with all five Republicans opposing the measure.
Department of Education commissioner Stephen Bowen and Department of Administrative and Financial Services commissioner Sawin Millett both testified before the committee. Commissioner Millett had sharp words for Democratic lawmakers, saying that their proposal to curtail ...
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 3, 2011
AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform will hold two meetings in southern Maine early this month to collect examples of onerous and excessive regulation. The meetings are open to the public.
On Monday, Feb. 7, the committee will convene at Sanford Town Hall, at 919 Main Street in Sanford. The session will begin at 1 p.m.
The other meeting will take place at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Howe Hall, Room 30...
December 22, 2010
AUGUSTA - State Rep. Mike McClellan has been named to a new, 15-member select committee created to study Maine's regulatory system and propose changes to help improve the state's business environment.
The panel, formally named the Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform, will work in concert with the incoming administration of Governor-elect Paul LePage to draft legislation and bring proposals before the Legislature.
Rep. McClellan (R-Raymond) is a consultant in the business and ec...