Maine House GOP

Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Maine People’s Alliance, a leftist group that is essentially a well-funded arm of the Maine Democratic Party, hosted a rally to support a job-killing wage mandate earlier today at the Maine State House. House Republicans remain steadfast in their strong and vehement opposition to any sort of blunt wage mandate from the Maine Legislature. “House Republicans plan to stand up for the thousands of people, especially those folks in rural Maine… Read More

Unnecessary amendment could derail plans to provide more treatment options Augusta – A bill designed to help expand access to treatment for Mainers suffering from Lyme disease is now in danger of being killed due to a potential amendment that would curtail the original intent of the legislation. LD 422 would prohibit the Board of Licensure in Medicine from disciplining a physician or revoking or suspending a physician’s license solely for prescribing,… Read More

Rep. Ward Introduces Bipartisan “Right to Try” Bill Maine can join the growing number of states to pass this type of legislation Augusta – Rep. Karl Ward of Dedham introduced legislation before the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services to add Maine to the growing number of states that have adopted so-called “Right to Try” bills. This bill, LD 180, and others like it allow terminally ill patients to exhaust… Read More

Monday, March 6, 2015 Augusta – This morning, Rep. Karen Gerrish introduced legislation in front of the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services to protect children who attend daycare facilities in Maine. Currently, Maine ranks 47th in the nation in terms of oversight at our daycare facilities. LD 559 would help us take a major step in the right direction by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to… Read More

April 1, 2015 Augusta – House Republican Leader Rep. Ken Fredette of Newport introduced a bill aimed at fixing the typo in an energy bill and fully restore funding to Efficiency Maine Trust to the levels the 126th Legislature intended. The intent of the legislation as expressed by members of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee was to grant the PUC the authority to set electricity rates to raise funds for energy… Read More