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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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House Republicans Respond to Curtailment

December 27, 2012

AUGUSTA - Governor LePage today announced that he has ordered a $35.5 million curtailment of state spending through the remainder of the fiscal year in order to align spending with lower-than-expected revenues. House Republican leadership maintains the same position they held when curtailment was o...

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House Republicans Name Committee Members

December 20, 2012

AUGUSTA - House Republicans today named their members to the Legislature's 17 joint standing committees. All except the Government Oversight Committee will have four Republican House members. The 12-member Government Oversight Committee consists of three members from each caucus.

"I am ex...

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Republican Legislators Broker Meeting Between Democrats and Governor's Budget Officer

December 13, 2012

AUGUSTA - Earlier in the week, Republican legislative leaders requested a meeting with Democratic legislative leaders and Governor LePage's chief budget officer, Commissioner Sawin Millett of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS) to discuss the state's fiscal situation. The...

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House Republican Statement on Forbes Ranking

December 12, 2012

House Republican Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport) issued the following statement in response to the Forbes Magazine "Best States for Business" ranking which showed Maine in last place, 50th, for the third year in a row:

"The Forbes report cited three primary factorshigh taxes, energy costs, a...

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Democrats Back Down in the Face of Public Outrage

December 12, 2012

AUGUSTA - Democratic leaders on the legislative council today backed off from their proposal to pay their political appointees to the positions of attorney general, secretary of state, and clerk of the house more than allowed by state law.

"I'm glad that the Legislative Council agreed to f...

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