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Motorist Behavior Regulation Bills Voted Down in House

April 9, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House of Representatives today voted on two bills regulating motorists' behavior. LD 66, "An Act To Require That Motorcyclists Wear Helmets," and LD 68, "An Act To Prohibit the Use of a Handheld Mobile Telephone while Operating a Motor Vehicle," came to the floor with divided, majorit...

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LCRED Reports "Ought Not to Pass" on Forced Unionism Reform Bill

April 5, 2013

AUGUSTA - On party lines, the Legislature's Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee today voted "ought not to pass" on LD 786, the so-called public right-to-work bill introduced by Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-Amherst). Lockman had prepared an amendment which would have replaced t...

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Committee Gives Strong, Bipartisan Support to Concealed-Carry Privacy Bill

April 3, 2013

AUGUSTA - In a 10-3 vote, the Legislature's Judiciary Committee endorsed LD 345, a bill introduced by Rep. Corey Wilson (R-Augusta) to make private the personal identifying information of concealed handgun permit holders in Maine. The bill will now go to the House and Senate for floor votes.

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Imminent Zombie Invasion Prompts Swift Legislative Action

April 1, 2013

AUGUSTA - An investigation by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA) has revealed that the State House is ground zero for an imminent zombie invasion that may turn Maine into a post-apocalyptic, supernatural war zone, potentially damaging Maine's tourism-based economy...

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House Republican Leader's Statement on Charter Schools

April 1, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport) released the following statement in response to public hearings before the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on bills that seek to weaken charter schools.

"Democrats need to understand that charter schools are here to stay beca...

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GOP Jobs, Economic Freedom Bills Receive Strong Support from Workers, Business Leaders, Activists

April 1, 2013

AUGUSTA - Two bills that would allow workers to choose whether to belong to a labor union received their public hearings today before the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee. Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-Amherst) sponsored LD 786 and LD 831 to bring choice to public and privat...

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