Maine House GOP

Monthly Archives: July 2018

Proficiency Based Diplomas are likely to become a thing of the past in school districts all across Maine after LD 1666 was signed into law today. LD 1666 removes the mandate on Maine school districts that required them to issue proficiency based diplomas. Removing this mandate puts local school boards, teachers and parents back in the driver’s seat when it comes to how students all across Maine learn at our public schools…. Read More

Once again, the Maine House convened for nearly 12 hours yesterday without being allowed to vote on LD 1655, a bill to conform Maine’s tax code to the changes made at the federal level which would provide roughly $40 million in tax relief for Maine families and businesses. The Speaker of the House has full discretion and final say when it comes to what bills are brought forward for a vote. She has repeatedly… Read More

AUGUSTA – Republican state representatives and state senators from York County on Tuesday sent an open letter of support to Kittery Trading Post president Kevin Adams in response to Democratic lawmakers’ threats to boycott and protest the beloved sporting goods store. “As we celebrate Independence Day this year, we cherish especially our constitutional right to bear arms, which is under attack across our great nation,” said Rep. Heidi Sampson (R-Alfred).  “These Democratic… Read More