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Rep. Moulton Op-Ed: Tough new law for young drivers goes into effect

October 11, 2012

To The York Weekly

By Rep. Brad Moulton

Starting August 30, when a new law takes effect, young Maine drivers will need to pay closer attention to their behavior behind the wheel. Penalties for moving violations will be much tougher than before.

Legislators were not out to "get" you...

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Rep. Morissette Op-Ed: Truth becomes a casualty as politics turns nasty

October 11, 2012

To the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

By Rep. Susan Morissette and Sen. Tom Martin

We were surprised and startled by a recent column by Rep. Seth Berry, published in mid-August by the Maine Today dailies. The headline in the Kennebec Journal was as subtle as a sledgehammer - "La...

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Rep. Damon Op-Ed: Legislators focus on needs of Maine veterans

October 11, 2012

To The Bangor Daily News

By Rep. Doug Damon

As a former Air Force pilot, I know the importance of redundancy in aircraft systems. When it comes to government programs, however, redundancy often means waste. Beginning in 2011, the 125th Legislature worked hard to reduce waste by streaml...

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Rep. Volk Op-Ed: Estate tax change will help preserve farms and small businesses

October 11, 2012

To the Portland Press Herald

By Rep. Amy Volk

Thanks to action by the Maine Legislature, state income taxes are going down next year.

Middle-income families can expect a cut of about 15 percent, while families in the top 10 percent will see an average reduction of 8.4 percent. ...

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Rep. Gifford Op-Ed: Maine's energy costs should be legislative priority

October 11, 2012

To the Lincoln News

By Rep. Jeff Gifford

As we look ahead to the next legislative session, the rising cost of energy must be a priority issue. Dealing with this problem head on will help both the small business owner and the retired homeowner on a fixed income worried about heating oil...

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Picchiotti Op-Ed: Maine should roll out red carpet for film production

October 11, 2012

To the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal

By Rep. John Picchiotti

The 125th Legislature made great strides toward improving Maine's business climate, drastically reducing regulatory red tape, lowering taxes and getting the state's fiscal house in order. But much more needs to be don...

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