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Speaker Nutting Statement on Adjournment of First Regular Session of the 125th Legislature

June 29, 2011

"The first session of the 125th Legislature was one of extraordinary accomplishment. Working together, Republicans and Democrats passed a two year budget that contains the largest tax cut in Maine history and reforms to the state retirement system that will protect the program's longevity and save t...

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Maine House Speaker Robert Nutting today released the following statement regarding the launch of an attempted people's veto of part of LD 1376. Please contact me if you have any questions.

June 23, 2011

"LD 1376 won approval in the Legislature because it a reasonable, measured approach to addressing a growing problem at polling places around the state: municipal election officials who lack the staff to accommodate the ever increasing number of last minute registrations and absentee ballots.

Main...

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Public pension changes to save taxpayers $3.155 billion

June 21, 2011

AUGUSTA - Maine taxpayers will save $3.155 billion in paying off the public pension debt as a result of changes made in the new biennial budget. The calculation, made by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), reflects taxpayer savings from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2028, the c...

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School districts gain authority to explore health insurance options

June 20, 2011

AUGUSTA - The Legislature last week gave final approval to a bill that will enable school districts to explore options to reduce their health insurance costs.

The measure, LD 1326, passed the House on a bipartisan 83-60 vote on June 15. The Senate voted 18-15 a day later. The bill will become la...

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Arundel, Dayton and Saco can start process to withdraw from RSU earlier than before

June 18, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Wayne Parry says Arundel, Dayton and Saco can begin the process of withdrawing from their Regional School Units (RSUs) six months earlier than was previously possible, thanks to legislation that has been signed into law by Gov. LePage.

Beginning January 1, 2012, residents of ...

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Rep. Fredette Seeks to Amend Maine's Criminal Bail Code after Dexter Tragedy

June 14, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ken Fredette plans to file legislation to amend Maine's Bail Code to require judges to consider instances of domestic violence when setting bail on alleged criminals. His action follows the brutal murder of a woman and two young children in Dexter on June 13.

"My thoughts and...

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