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House Democrats Vote to Increase Motor Vehicle Fees

March 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Democrats today rammed through LD 405, "An Act To Increase Municipal Agent Fees for Licensing and Registration of Motor Vehicles," with a partisan, 84-52 vote. The bill authorizes a 50 percent fee increase for new motor vehicle licenses or registrations and a 67 percent increase for...

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St. Patrick's Day Drinking Hours Bill Passes in House

March 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Maine House today passed LD 216, "An Act To Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day Is on a Sunday," sponsored by Rep. Barry Hobbins (D-Saco). The bill to extend drinking hours from 9:00 AM to 6:00 AM initially met a cold reception from Governor LePage...

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Maine Should Be Wary of Medicaid Expansion

March 13, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican leadership says that Maine's decision about whether to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid is one that should consider the fiscal health not just of Maine, but of America. The federal government had a $1.3 trillion deficit in 2012, borrowing 35 cents out of every do...

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Concealed Handgun Privacy Protection Bill Receives Public Hearing

March 12, 2013

AUGUSTA - L.D. 345, the bill sponsored by Rep. Corey Wilson (R-Augusta) to protect the identity of Mainers with concealed handgun permits, received its public hearing before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee today throughout most of the afternoon. A total of 31 people testified27 in support, t...

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House Republicans' Statement on Democrats' Hospital Proposal

March 11, 2013

AUGUSTA - House Republican Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport) issued the following statement in response to the Democrats' plan presented 30 minutes prior to the public hearing on competing liquor contract proposals.

"I am very pleasantly surprised that Democrats have acknowledged that we shou...

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Democrats Attempt to Roll Back Fireworks Law

March 11, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee today is hearing six bills that propose to significantly restrict or even fully repeal the law enacted in 2011 to allow local communities to regulate fireworks usage. Five of six of the bills introduced have been introduced by...

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