Weekly Republican Radio Address – October 1, 2021 This is Representative Kathy Downes with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. I want to first begin by taking a moment to reflect on the memory and legacy of Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross, who was struck by an oncoming vehicle, and killed, while responding to a call in the early morning a week ago. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and… Read More

Weekly Republican Radio Address – September 17, 2021 The Maine Apportionment Commission will be wrapping up its work in the coming two weeks and the Legislature will weigh in on the newly drawn districts. This is Representative Joshua Morris, of Turner, with the Weekly Republican Radio Address.   Every ten years, the legislature is required to redraw legislative districts to account for changes in population. This includes Maine’s two congressional districts, county commissioner… Read More

Maine’s Lobster Industry is Under Siege Maine’s lobstermen and women are under attack by the Biden Administration after a recent set of rule changes restricting seasonal lobster fishing in 950 square miles of federal waters off Maine’s coast. This is an inflexible and poorly considered attempt to protect the North Atlantic right whale population. The series of rule changes are the most heavy-handed in a long line of attempts to undermine the lobster industry here in Maine. If our fisheries are not protected, and if… Read More

August 20, 2021 This is State Representative Kathleen Dillingham, of Oxford, with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. Recently, the Governor, and her administration, used the Department of Health and Human Services public health emergency issued July 1, 2021, to mandate that all healthcare employers require their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and those employees who do not, will lose their jobs. That is an estimated 10,000 healthcare employees. Several of my colleagues… Read More

As President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help. “ This is Representative MaryAnne Kinney with the Weekly Republican Radio Address.   The legislature has been out of session for about two weeks now, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a moment to reflect on this past session and its implications on… Read More

Listen Here: The Maine House Republicans Listen Here: LinkTree Minority Republicans achieved some victories on tax relief  The Legislature finally adjourned July 19, over a month after the June 16 deadline in statute, and months after Democrats pretended their work was done in March so that Republicans could be excluded from the traditional, bipartisan budget process. This is State Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison proudly serving House District 111, Madison, Norridgewock and… Read More

Weekly Republican Radio Address – July 8, 2021 The Legislature recently passed another supplemental budget to address deficiencies in the partisan biennial budget passed last March. This time, it received bipartisan support thanks to public outcry from listeners like you. Democrats were wary of ramming through yet another budget piece without input from Republicans who collectively represent over 400 Maine towns and cities. This is State Representative Jon Connor of Lewiston with… Read More

 Budget compromise directs tax relief to pandemic workers AUGUSTA- To achieve a bipartisan budget, appropriations committee Democrats have agreed to the Republican position of returning $150 million of taxpayer money back to Mainers who worked during the pandemic. Although it is less than the $300 million initially proposed by Republicans, this breakthrough generated unanimous support from Republican Appropriations Committee members. If approved by two-thirds of the full legislature, the budget would take effect immediately… Read More

Post Emergency Order Review Is Needed Most people have heard that Governor Mills will allow her emergency order to expire after another two-week extension. The State of Civil Emergency has been in place for the last 15 months. With that welcome news, the legislature should begin the process of reviewing the State’s response to COVID-19 and evaluate what worked and what did not. This is Representative Will Tuell of East Machias with… Read More

May 28, 2021 – Weekly Republican Radio Address – Memorial Day Tribute In facing our nation’s greatest threats, heroic men and women have answered the call to service. This weekend, Mainers will take part in remembering the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women who unfortunately did not make it home.  Serving one’s country is among the most valiant of pursuits, and we are grateful for those who fell in the… Read More