Businesses that help protect families are “essential” and should be allowed to operate with appropriate safeguards. “Maine’s top officials are essentially saying that our Second Amendment rights may depend on whether or not a store sells toilet paper or what they arbitrarily deem “essential goods,” said House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham (R-Oxford). “Our Second Amendment rights should not be unduly restricted, protecting access to a constitutional right is essential, even in times… Read More

FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties Washington, D.C. – Today, to keep renters in multifamily properties in their home and to support multifamily property owners during the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will offer multifamily property owners mortgage forbearance with the condition that they suspend all evictions for renters unable to pay… Read More

Passes only items related to coronavirus response and other critical services Hi, this is Kathleen Dillingham, the House Republican Leader with this week’s Republican Radio Address. President Trump has declared a State of Emergency. This after wisely convening a coronavirus task force back in January and acting quickly to secure our borders. We are in the midst of an unprecedented national response to an international pandemic. Governor Mills this week issued a… Read More

Hi, this is Trey Stewart, the Assistant House Republican Leader with this week’s Republican Radio Address. By now, most of you have heard about the spread of the coronavirus. Today, I want to talk about how Maine is preparing to respond to the public health threat posed by the coronavirus disease. The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread person to person. It was first identified during an investigation into an… Read More

Hello, this is Steve Foster, State Representative from Dexter, with this week’s Republican Radio Address. House Republicans remain concerned that excessive spending, combined with a lack of true priorities, will result in hardship and tax increases down the road. Democrats created a state budget that is 11% higher than the last one. It spends close to $1 billion more and was put together with one-time surplus funds from the LePage years, in… Read More

Hello, this is Sawin Millett, State Representative from Waterford. I serve as the House Republican Lead on the Appropriations Committee. The Governor recently released her proposed Supplemental Budget. House Republicans are pleased to hear her at least mention some of the core priorities that were not addressed in the rush to pass an $8 billion budget last June. That budget is 11% larger than the last one, and relied heavily on one-time… Read More

Property Tax Relief – The real story Greetings, this is Bruce Bickford, State Representative from Auburn. I serve as the Lead member of the Taxation Committee. This week, I want to talk about taxes and the difference between House Republicans and Democrats. That difference is clearly illustrated by the checks that 305,000 homeowners are receiving from the State of Maine. If you are a homeowner enrolled in the Homestead Exemption through your… Read More

By Rich Cebra on January 14, 2020 Progressive lawmakers are in pursuit of an ever-expanding state government in Augusta. Their neglecting to properly fund our infrastructure, and then declaring a crisis that can only be fixed with more and more taxpayer dollars, is a prime example of the bloated, dysfunctional and out-of-touch government that has plagued our state for years. When was it decided that it is okay to neglect funding our… Read More

Hello, this is Representative Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford, the Republican Leader of the Maine House. This past Legislative session, we saw the enactment of the following policies into law: Expanding taxpayer-funded health coverage to 57,000 people, the majority of whom are able-bodied, childless adults Support for more windmills offshore and atop our scenic mountains Solar farms, some of which will cover productive farmland; and Electric car charging stations in rural Maine. Banning… Read More

Greetings, this is Josanne Dolloff, State Representative from Rumford. The holiday season is upon us.  This week is Christmas week. Next week, we will ring in the New Year and look forward to a better 2020. For many, the holiday season is a time to give thanks, spread joy and spend quality time with family and friends. It is a time of hope and optimism.   For others, it can be a difficult… Read More