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Ray Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Ray Wallace was sworn into office today by Governor Paul LePage after winning a special election to fill a vacant seat in House District 24.

Rep. Wallace (R-Dexter) said he was motivated to run for office by the reform agenda championed by the Republican majorities in the House and Senate...

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Rep. Olsen Proposes "Caylee's Law" Legislation

November 15, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Kimberly Olsen has submitted legislation to criminalize the failure to report a missing child within 24 hours.

The proposal, approved by legislative leaders last month, involves what has become known as "Caylee's Law" in the several states in which it has been proposed or enacted. It was inspired by the tragic case of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, who was found dead after being reported missing by her grandmother. Caylee's mother, Casey Anthony, admitted not having seen h...

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Health insurance reform clears initial hurdle in Maine House

May 5, 2011

AUGUSTA - Landmark legislation to revamp Maine's health insurance market cleared a critical hurdle today in the House of Representatives by a vote of 76-72. The measure, designed to generate more competition and bring rates closer to national norms, now moves to the Senate. Final enactment votes in both bodies could come as early as next week.

"The people of our state are the winners today," said House Speaker Robert Nutting. "For years, reasonable proposals to fix a dysfunctional health insur...

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Maine fishermen deserve stronger voice in ocean policy

March 21, 2011

By Rep. Kimberly Olsen

One thing was perfectly clear at the annual Maine Fishermen's Forum in early March. The commercial fishermen who supply us with lobster, clams, scallops and fish lack a strong voice in determining the future use of Maine waters. They deserve a seat at the table when decisions are made that will impact their livelihoods, our fishing communities and the state's $448-million commercial fishing industry.

As a member of the Legislature's Marine Resources Committee, I att...

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Rep. Kimberly Olsen Named to Marine Resources Committee

January 20, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Kimberly Olsen has been appointed to the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources, putting her in a position to shape legislation on a range of fisheries management issues in the 125th Maine Legislature.

Rep. Olsen (R-Phippsburg), a first-term legislator, said she is excited to get started on her new assignment. "My district is primarily coastal, and I know that having a voice on this committee will serve my constituents well," she said.

"Maine's fishing indus...

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