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Dems Should Heed Advice from Fitch Ratings: Stop Picking Political Fights, Join in GOP Solutions

January 23, 2013

House Republican leadership responded Wednesday to the revision of Maine's bond rating from AA+ to AA by Fitch Ratings and hyper-partisan responses from Senate Majority Leader Seth Goodall and State Treasurer Neria Douglass.

"I am disappointed with Goodall's and Douglass's response to this ...

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House Republicans Applaud Positive Priorities in Governor's Budget

January 14, 2013

AUGUSTA - While much focus has been placed on the Governor's proposal to suspend revenue sharing payments to municipalities in order to balance the state's budget, several important aspects of the proposal have gotten less attention.

Gov. LePage's proposal prioritizes education, maintaining...

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Governor's Biennial Budget Proposal Sets Tone of Fiscal Responsibility

January 11, 2013

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage today presented a biennial and a supplemental budget that will be taken up by the Legislature's Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. In the face of cost overruns at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Governor drafted a budget for the Le...

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House Republicans Advocate Forward-Thinking Reforms for 126th Legislature

January 9, 2013

AUGUSTA - Democratic legislators held a press conference today in the State House's Hall of Flags to outline their agenda for the 126th Legislature of 2013-2014. As Democrats admitted, they were unable to actually discuss specifics because the Governor has yet to present his biennial budget to the ...

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DAFS Commissioner Briefs Budget Committee on Curtailment Order and Shortfall

January 4, 2013

AUGUSTA - Commissioner Sawin Millett of the Department of Financial and Administrative Services (DAFS) briefed the Legislature's Appropriations Committee today and took questions on the recent curtailment order that cuts state spending by $35.5 million through the remainder of fiscal year 2013.

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House Republicans Respond to Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 2, 2013

AUGUSTA - Congress and President Obama reached a deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts in the federal budget. A deal that increases taxes on most Americans and makes no significant spending cuts, it will hurt Mainers especially hard.

On Monday, before the...

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