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Rep. Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

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...

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Rep. Morissette sponsors joint resolution to commend all those who have taken part in efforts against terrorism

June 7, 2011

JOINT RESOLUTION TO COMMEND ALL THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORISM

WHEREAS, members of the United States Armed Forces and the United States counterterrorism community have worked tirelessly to eliminate the most wanted terrorist in the world and leader of al-Qaida, known as "public enemy number one"; and. . .

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Rep. Susan Morissette: Legislative update

June 6, 2011

Dear Friends and Neighbors of Benton and Winslow;

We are now winding down the committee work for the first session of the 125th, and the focus is now voting on the remaining legislation that will move Maine and all its citizen's forward.

As a member of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee I recently reviewed the Maine Crime statistics report from the Department of Public Safety. I am concerned that crime in Maine increased by 3.6% during 2010, with property crime the leading c...

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Photo ID for Voters Needed to Secure Ballot

June 6, 2011

By Rep. Susan Morissette

In these final days of the legislative session, a number of important bills await a final verdict. One that will impact Maine voters is LD 199, which would require a photo ID before being issued a ballot at a polling place. As a cosponsor of the legislation, I believe safeguarding our voting procedures will give Maine residents more confidence that all votes cast are legitimate.

The bill is hardly revolutionary. At least eight states already require a photo ID fo...

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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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