This is Representative Joshua Morris from Turner with this week’s Republican Radio Address.  In less than three weeks, earlier if voting by absentee, you will be taking part in the 2020 election. You will be voting using a rank-choice voting (RCV) system.  For many people, it will be confusing.  Mainers will use RCV to decide federal races, including U.S. Senate and Congress. For the first time in the United States they will… Read More

 This is House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham from Oxford with this week’s Republican Radio Address.  Many of my colleagues in the Legislature are hearing from constituents throughout the state with concerns about the security of voting by absentee ballot, the safety of voting in person, and just as important: what’s on the ballot this year.  While Election Day is November 3rd, here in Maine we have no-excuse absentee voting. That means that… Read More

Hello, this is Representative Fran Head of Bethel with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. It’s no secret that 2020 is a year like no other, and COVID-19 has challenged “the way life should be” here in Maine. We have small businesses in our community that closed in March and will not be reopening, friends and family members who have put everything on hold this year due to the virus, and neighbors who… Read More

Here we are, Labor Day 2020. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day, “is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Maine House Republicans celebrate those contributions, as we recognize the precarious positions that many workers and their families are in this first Monday of September… Read More

Governor’s arbitrary decisions will haunt Maine for years to come Hello, this is State Representative Sue Austin from Gray with the Republican Weekly Radio Address.  We are quickly approaching Labor Day and the end to the Summer Season here in Maine.  When it comes to weather I cannot think of a summer more generous in sunshine and warmth.  Unfortunately it is also a summer of missed opportunities.   We have now been… Read More

After a month with no communications, Democrats conduct another show poll with the same result – Legislative Republicans will not support an open-ended session that fails to focus on amending 37B and specifically addressing coronavirus related legislation STATEHOUSE/REMOTELY – Closely following the provisions in Maine’s Constitution, Legislative Republicans conducted another poll of their membership in response to calls from the Presiding Officers to reconvene a special session of the Legislature. The result… Read More

Authoritarian Governor promoting fear and control  Hello, this is State Representative Shelley Rudnicki from Fairfield with the Republican Weekly Radio Address.  Back in March, Maine people faced an uncertain coronavirus threat. Some projections had 2.2 million people dying, meaning thousands in Maine. Maine’s Chief Executive was able to act quickly to lock down Maine and bend what we thought was going to be a COVID-19 curve. Republicans supported the steps taken in… Read More

BREAKING: Legislative Republicans do not support an open-ended session that fails to focus on amending the Governor’s emergency powers and addressing coronavirus related legislation STATEHOUSE/REMOTELY – Closely following the provisions in Maine’s Constitution, Legislative Republicans conducted a poll of their membership in response to calls from the Presiding Officers to reconvene a special session of the Legislature. Legislative Republicans have repeatedly and publicly called for a return of the Legislature in order… Read More

Hello, this is State Representative Kathleen Dillingham from Oxford with the Republican Weekly Radio Address.  Much has happened since I last delivered one of our radio addresses where I reminded Mainers that we are in this together.  Maine’s Chief Executive was able to act quickly to address the pandemic and House Republicans supported the steps taken in the first few weeks by our Governor and President when our state and nation was… Read More