Maine House GOP

Monthly Archives: March 2021

Heavy-handed approach runs counter to 20+ years of established budget precedent STATE HOUSE – Legislative Republicans held a press conference in Augusta today to call attention to Democrat plans to invoke a little known budget gimmick that will effectively end the bipartisan work that produced a Supplemental Budget that passed overwhelmingly in the Senate and 139-1 in the House earlier this month.    Democrats will pass the so-called “Majority Budget” on March 30;… Read More

Public opinion and lobbying by Republicans paved the way for a bipartisan Supplemental Budget. This is House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. This past week, the Legislature finally met in person at the Augusta Civic Center to take up pieces of legislation and pass a Supplemental Budget. It was the second time the full House and Senate have convened since they adjourned March 17, 2020,… Read More

Against all odds, public support allows Republicans to prevail on Supplemental Budget AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER- After weeks of advocating for conformity with federal COVID tax relief aimed at preserving Maine jobs, House Republicans tonight expressed relief that the Governor and full legislature have fully funded federal tax relief designed to help employers and employees survive the pandemic and preserve jobs. Governor Mills originally proposed taking $100 million from Maine employer and employees as new tax revenue to fund additional government spending…. Read More

House Republicans are encouraged that the Senate President and House Speakerhave finally called for an in-person, legislative session March 10 and possibly 11.This development is needed and long overdue. This is Representative Jim Thorne of Carmel with the Weekly Republican RadioAddress. Since the last Legislature adjourned March 17, 2020, the full House and Senatehave convened only once, December 2, to swear in the new Legislature at theAugusta Civic Center. Legislators have worked… Read More