Hello, this is Sawin Millett, State Representative from Waterford. I serve as the House Republican Lead on the Appropriations Committee. The Governor recently released her proposed Supplemental Budget. House Republicans are pleased to hear her at least mention some of the core priorities that were not addressed in the rush to pass an $8 billion budget last June. That budget is 11% larger than the last one, and relied heavily on one-time… Read More

Property Tax Relief – The real story Greetings, this is Bruce Bickford, State Representative from Auburn. I serve as the Lead member of the Taxation Committee. This week, I want to talk about taxes and the difference between House Republicans and Democrats. That difference is clearly illustrated by the checks that 305,000 homeowners are receiving from the State of Maine. If you are a homeowner enrolled in the Homestead Exemption through your… Read More

By Rich Cebra on January 14, 2020 Progressive lawmakers are in pursuit of an ever-expanding state government in Augusta. Their neglecting to properly fund our infrastructure, and then declaring a crisis that can only be fixed with more and more taxpayer dollars, is a prime example of the bloated, dysfunctional and out-of-touch government that has plagued our state for years. When was it decided that it is okay to neglect funding our… Read More

Hello, this is Representative Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford, the Republican Leader of the Maine House. This past Legislative session, we saw the enactment of the following policies into law: Expanding taxpayer-funded health coverage to 57,000 people, the majority of whom are able-bodied, childless adults Support for more windmills offshore and atop our scenic mountains Solar farms, some of which will cover productive farmland; and Electric car charging stations in rural Maine. Banning… Read More

Greetings, this is Josanne Dolloff, State Representative from Rumford. The holiday season is upon us.  This week is Christmas week. Next week, we will ring in the New Year and look forward to a better 2020. For many, the holiday season is a time to give thanks, spread joy and spend quality time with family and friends. It is a time of hope and optimism.   For others, it can be a difficult… Read More

Greetings, this is Tom Skolfield, State Representative from Weld. The holiday season is upon us. As we experience the joy of giving, receiving, and hope for a better New Year, we should reflect on ways to improve the lives of others. Life is becoming increasingly more stressful. We need more ways to lower stress. A new survey of 2,000 Americans by OnePoll bears this out. It found that:   7 in 10… Read More

This week marks our oldest of traditions, Thanksgiving.   I am representative Rick Mason of Lisbon and I want to offer a heartfeltHappy Thanksgiving.   As Mainers and as Americans, we have so much to be thankful for.  We are truly lucky to be here in the best state and in the greatest country in the history of the world.   With all the political fervor and negativity in the world, it is important to stop and take stock of all that we have.  … Read More

Sometime in January or February of 2020, approximately 305,000 Maine homeowners will receive at least $100 from the state in direct property tax relief. The checks will go to households that qualify for the Homestead Exemption. These payments are the result of a law passed in 2012, which was the last time Republicans controlled both houses of the legislature and the Governorship. That law, and eight years of responsible budgeting, resulted in… Read More

Hi, this is Representative Trey Stewart of Presque Isle, the Assistant Republican Leader of the Maine House. If Democrats are gearing up to spend even more of your money, it should go to fund critical needs that should have been taken care of in the $8 billion budget that passed last spring. I’m talking about children and adults with disabilities that are on waiting lists for services. I’m talking about roads, bridges… Read More

Hello, this is Representative Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford, the Republican Leader of the Maine House. Since Democrats took complete control of state government, we have unfortunately seen a complete lack of clear priorities resulting in excessive spending.  That spells disaster down the road and yet again higher taxes on Maine’s working families. As everyone is well aware, the Mills Administration and Democrats increased the state budget by 11%, spending the majority of… Read More