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 our economy and way of life to minimize further hardship and financial suffering.
House Republicans believe the Governor mentioning the possibility of reopening Maine is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, the lack of a detailed plan and sharing of benchmarks is troubling and contributing to further division among Maine’s citizens.
Former Governor LePage has published a detailed plan for consideration and affords us a starting point for a conversation. We have no doubt that Maine’s other former Governors could also provide great guidance along with individuals within the Legislature who have a long history of distinguished experience within state government such as Representatives John Martin and H. Sawin Millett.
We encourage the Governor and her administration to move forward in a true bipartisan fashion to safely reopen Maine.
House Republicans stand ready to work in good faith with the Governor and her administration.
Kathleen R. Dillingham
House Republican Leader