Governor’s “solution” worse than the problem Like most Mainers, I deferred to the scientists and health experts when the coronavirus arrived in the United States and to a lesser extent, Maine. My fellow legislators acted quickly on COVID-19 related legislation, tabled other items, and went home to shelter in place and practice social distancing. Even two weeks ago, I believed that continuing the stay at home order made sense. The situation has… Read More
JOINT STATEMENT FROM MAINE HOUSE & SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADERS In the interest of the health of their neighbors, friends and families, Mainers have sacrificed their livelihoods, their right to assemble, their social and personal freedoms. Citizens have risen to the challenge and we commend each for the part they have played in flattening the COVID-19 curve. Citizens and Maine businesses have learned how to safely operate. We can apply that knowledge going forward…. Read More
Hello this is Representative Gary Drinkwater with this week’s Republican radio address. Nearly two weeks ago the majority of Republican Legislators sent a joint letter to the Governor expressing our many concerns we have with the Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development and their response to the Governors executive orders. To date, we have not been given the courtesy of a response to any of the concerns raised. Collectively,… Read More
Message from House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham: It is becoming increasingly clear that the Emergency and Stay at Home Orders are creating deep divisions between our neighbors, friends, and even families. I believe we can all agree that we have the following goals in common: 1. Ensure our citizens, particularly those with underlying health conditions and those in assisted living facilities, are safe. 2. Work in a bipartisan fashion to safely restore… Read More
On April 16, legislative Republicans submitted a letter to the Governor voicing their own concerns along with questions from their constituents. The original intent was to allow the Governor to respond, rather than communicate through press releases. News organizations have subsequently obtained the letter with plans to report on it. Therefore, we are making it available, unfiltered, for the public to see.
Hello, this is Paul Stearns, State Representative from Guilford, with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. Since the Maine Legislature passed COVID-19 related legislation on March 17, then abruptly adjourned, House Republicans have been working from home. Our primary goal has been to educate the Maine public on what is happening at the state and federal level to address COVID-19. We have been respectful and generally supportive of actions taken by the Administration…. Read More
Hi, this is House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham from my homein Oxford to deliver this week’s Republican Radio Address.Normally I have the assistance of my very talented staff in Augusta toassist with this, but we are each trying to do what we can to lessen thespread of COVID-19 and so, I am going it alone today. With the pandemic outbreak of this virus, we are in the midst ofunprecedented times. Collectively, our… Read More