Rep. Tom Winsor In the News
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 ...
January 4, 2013
AUGUSTA - Commissioner Sawin Millett of the Department of Financial and Administrative Services (DAFS) briefed the Legislature's Appropriations Committee today and took questions on the recent curtailment order that cuts state spending by $35.5 million through the remainder of fiscal year 2013.
Rep. Kathy Chase (R-Wells), Republican Lead on the Appropriations Committee, was hopeful that the Committee will achieve a positive solution. "We need to work together to solve the budget shortfal...
May 21, 2012
AUGUSTA - The Maine House tonight passed a supplemental budget to fill a $78.5 million gap in the state's 2013 fiscal year. The bipartisan vote was 75-61. The Senate passed the measure earlier today, 19-16.
The bill, LD 1746, which had been under consideration for weeks by the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, deals primarily with a shortfall at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Many of the provisions are structural in nature, meaning the savings will ...
November 30, 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...
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...
February 23, 2011
AUGUSTA - State Rep. Tom Winsor is back in familiar territory - the high-profile Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs - after an eight-year break from legislative service. The post will give him an important voice in shaping policy regarding state budgetary matters, including the troubled public pension system.
Rep. Winsor (R-Norway) said he looks forward to the challenge of producing a balanced state budget for the next biennium - fiscal years 2012 and 2013. "Governor King use...