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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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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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Regulatory Reform Committee Sets Two Southern Maine Meetings

February 3, 2011

AUGUSTA - The Legislature's Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform will hold two meetings in southern Maine early this month to collect examples of onerous and excessive regulation. The meetings are open to the public.

On Monday, Feb. 7, the committee will convene at Sanford Town Hall, at 919 Main Street in Sanford. The session will begin at 1 p.m.

The other meeting will take place at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Howe Hall, Room 30...

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Rep. Jim Parker Named to Environment
and Natural Resources Committee

February 1, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Jim Parker has been appointed to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, putting him in position to shape legislation on issues ranging from air and water quality to returnable containers.

"I look forward to using my experience as an environmental engineer and my years of working with environmental issues to the benefit of the people of Maine," said Rep. Parker (R-Veazie), a first-term legislator.

House Speaker Robert Nutting, who made Rep. Parker's appoi...

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Rep. Jim Parker appointed to 'Red Tape' Committee

December 22, 2010

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Jim Parker has been named to a new, 15-member select committee created to study Maine's regulatory system and propose changes to help improve the state's business environment.

The panel, formally named the Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform, will work in concert with Governor-elect Paul LePage to draft legislation and bring their proposals before the Legislature.

Rep. Parker (R-Veazie), a first-term legislator, has extensive experience in dealing with stat...

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