Rep. Melvin Newendyke In the News
June 26, 2013
AUGUSTA - The Maine Legislature's Legislative Councilthe panel of all 10 members of legislative leadershipon Wednesday evening rejected a welfare reform study proposal with broad, bipartisan support. The vote came as the Council was sorting through which study proposals to fund and which to reject.
The bill, LD 1064, "Resolve, To Establish the Task Force on Independence from Public Assistance," was sponsored by Rep. Melvin Newendyke (R-Litchfield) and cosponsored by a broad array of lawm...
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 ...
March 26, 2012
To the Kennebec Journal
By Rep. Mel Newendyke
Imagine coming home after a weekend away to find water pouring out of your front door. Exploring inside, you discover that all the copper piping in your house has been ripped out. Water flows freely, filling your basement and reaching the ground floor. Even the copper pipes in your baseboard heating registers have been torn out. Your house is a wreck, your furniture is ruined and repairs will be costly.
You have been victimized by copp...
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...
January 27, 2011
AUGUSTA - State Rep. Mel Newendyke has been appointed to the new Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, putting him in a position to shape legislation on a range of business issues in the 125th Maine Legislature.
"I'm pleased with the assignment," said Rep. Newendyke (R-Litchfield), a first-term legislator. "I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to improve Maine's business environment and our employment base. My campaign pledge w...