The Maine House Republican Caucus is fully committed to improving our economy, bringing good-paying jobs to the state, and growing our workforce through common sense public policy. We will work tirelessly to ease the tax burden on hardworking Mainers, lower energy costs for Maine’s homes and businesses and put an end to the waste, fraud and abuse in our welfare system.
Augusta – Tuesday, we all got the news that Madison Paper Industries would be laying off an undetermined number of employees due to a halt in paper production. House Republicans share in the frustration of the workers who must endure this temporary layoff. Rep. Brad Farrin, Rep. Larry Dunphy and Rep. Tom Skolfield all represent a number of people who are negatively impacted by these untimely layoffs. “We want them to know… Read More
Augusta – Tuesday afternoon, top Democrat leaders gathered in the Hall of Flags to deliver their top legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Although what we heard sounded eerily similar to the speeches Democrats gave on the campaign trail, it was at the very least refreshing to hear their tone has changed from the past two years, when they were happy to play the role of obstructionists when it came to paying… Read More
The following is a link to a Bangor Daily News article on the resignation of Rep. Dickerson. House Republicans wish her all the best in her future endeavors. href=”http://http://bangordailynews.com/2015/01/11/news/midcoast/democratic-state-representative-from-rockland-resigns/”>
Augusta – House Republican leaders are thrilled at the news of Governor LePage’s nomination of Carlisle McLean to the Public Utilities Commission. Her background in environmental land use and climate strategy make her a perfect fit for the job. House Republican Leader Ken Fredette of Newport has been a leader on energy reforms in his time in the legislature. He co-sponsored the historic omnibus energy bill last session that helped to cut… Read More
House Republican Office ______________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Rob Poindexter (207) 287-2919 Cell: (207) 991-0727 Rob.Poindexter@legislature.maine.gov House Republicans Anxious To Get To Work As Cloture Arrives Augusta – The deadline for members of the 127th Legislature to submit bills for consideration has now come and gone and House Republicans are now ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. “We’re very anxious to get to work in a… Read More
House Republican Office ______________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Rob Poindexter (207) 287-2919 Rob.Poindexter@legislature.maine.gov Lawmakers Must Tread Carefully On Vaccination Legislation Augusta – Republican leaders in the House are urging fellow lawmakers to exercise caution when it comes to mandating unfettered vaccinations of Maine’s children. A bill being proposed this session would require parents who wish to opt out of vaccinations for philosophical reasons to consult with a primary care professional… Read More
House Republican Office ______________________________________________________ December 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Rob Poindexter (207) 287-2919 Rob.Poindexter@legislature.maine.gov Rep. Fredette Thrilled Electronic Monitoring Pilot Program Moving Forward A pilot program aimed at keeping Maine’s most vulnerable domestic violence victims safe is rapidly coming to fruition. Earlier this year, the Maine State Board of Corrections sought proposals from counties interested in beginning electronic monitoring pilot programs in their areas. The Board of Corrections… Read More