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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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Governor Signs Bill Naming Hiking Trail for Fallen Marine from Aroostook County

April 12, 2011

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage today signed into law a measure to name a public hiking trail in honor of a Presque Isle native who was killed in Iraq in 2006.

The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Alexander Willette (R-Mapleton), directs the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, to designate a summit trail on Haystack Mountain in Castle Hill the Dustin J. Libby Trail. The House and Senate passed the bill late last month.

"I'm grateful to the Legislature for passing the b...

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Rep. Willette Appointed to Legislative Youth Advisory Council

February 8, 2011

AUGUSTA - State Rep. Alexander R. Willette has been appointed to the Legislative Youth Advisory Council, established in 2002 to advise the Legislature on issues related to young Mainers.

"I'm delighted with this appointment," said Rep. Willette (R-Mapleton), the youngest member of the Maine House. "Through the council, the young people of our state have a powerful voice in Augusta. So far, the council has dealt with a host of important issues - drug abuse, foster care, citizenship education...

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Rep. Alexander R. Willette Appointed to Transportation Committee

February 8, 2011

AUGUSTA -- State Rep. Alexander R. Willette has landed a high-profile committee assignment for a first-term legislator. He is serving on the Transportation Committee, putting him in position to influence legislation in a range of areas, from highway maintenance and bridge repair to railroads, airports and waterways.

"I'm delighted to be on this committee," said Rep. Willette (R-Mapleton). "It was my first choice. Aroostook County folks are impacted every day by the decisions made by the sta...

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Governor receives unexpected gift - more red tape

January 11, 2011

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage was given a gift Tuesday morning that he never thought he would receive - more red tape.

The youngest members of the Maine House and Maine Senate, Rep. Alex Willette and Sen. Garrett Mason, presented the governor with a framed strip of red tape obtained from the Maine State Archives. The governor quickly understood the humor and pointed to a place on his office wall where it could be displayed.

The gift was meant to symbolize the governor's effort to roo...

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