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Democrats Kill Rep. Amy Volk's Bill to Help Human Trafficking Victims

October 30, 2013

AUGUSTA - The Democrat-controlled Legislative Council - the panel of all 10 members of members of Maine state legislative leadership - on Wednesday killed Rep. Amy Volk (R-Scarborough)'s bill to help the victims of human trafficking by allowing courts to vacate their prostitution convictions.

The vote fell along party lines, with the four Republican members voting to let the measure into the upcoming legislative session and the six Democratic members voting in opposition to it. No reason...

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Military Recruiter Bills Spark Fiery Debate in Maine House

June 4, 2013

AUGUSTA - The House on Tuesday took up two bills concerning military recruiters in public schools. The first, LD 1502, requires that public high schools allow recruiters to administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test to students who elect to take it. Under the bill, recruiters, not school staff, would take the time to administer the test, which would remain voluntary for the students.

That bill was rejected mostly along party lines, 74-68. Majority Democrats ...

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Rep. Wallace sworn in as Legislature's newest member

November 30, 2011

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November 21, 2011

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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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Rep. Turner Takes Oath of Office from Governor LePage

March 4, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Beth Turner was sworn into office on Thursday, March 3, by Governor Paul LePage, just days after winning a special election in House District 11. She now takes the seat held by Rep. Everett McLeod, a Republican from Lee, who passed away in December shortly after being elected to a fourth term in the Legislature.

Rep. McLeod's family attended the swearing-in ceremony in the governor's State House office. Also in attendance were Rep. Turner's family, including her husban...

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