Governor’s “One Maine” pledge loses in Committee Legislative Committee votes to confirm Michael J. Sauschuck over Republican objections STATEHOUSE – Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety today voted unanimously against Governor Mills’ nominee for Commissioner of Public Safety, Michael J. Sauschuck. The Committee voted 8-5 to recommend confirmation by the Maine Senate. Committee Republicans noted that the nomination is not in keeping with the Governor’s… Read More

First-Term Rep. Josh Morris (R-Turner) delivers weekly Radio Republican Address. Morris, a member of the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, says “now is not the time to take more money from taxpayers or take resources away from those in need.” Greetings, this is State Representative Joshua Morris, State Representative from Turner The new Legislature inherited the strongest economy in decades and a more affordable government. Sound Republican fiscal policies moved… Read More

Transparency Suffers Defeat in the Maine House House Republicans unanimously oppose rule change limiting public access to the “People’s House” STATEHOUSE – Maine House Republicans today unanimously opposed an amendment to House Rules that prohibits members from photographing or videotaping the transaction of public business in the House. The proposed amendment passed 91-53 with House Democrats uniformly supported the restriction. Two House Independents joined with Republicans in opposing the measure. “House Republicans… Read More

House Republicans oppose chilling rule change – support transparency in the conduct of public business STATEHOUSE – Maine House Republicans plan to oppose a move to amend House Rules that currently allow members to be photographed or videotaped during public session debate on the House floor. The proposed amendment would prohibit members from photographing or videotaping other members of the House during deliberations. The House Committee on House Rules voted 3-2 on… Read More

  Greetings, this is Rich Cebra, State Representative from Naples. The last time I gave the Republican Radio Address response was December 18, 2010. Governor John Baldacci was days away from leaving office and a new Governor, Paul LePage was about to be sworn in. Maine voters had also elected Republican majorities to both the House and Senate for the first time in nearly 50 years. Today Maine has a new Governor,… Read More

On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, the House Republican Caucus recognized our members who have dedicated their careers to keeping others safe. Thank you to Rep. Dick Pickett, Rep. Dan Costain, Rep. Chris Johansen, Rep. Matt Harrington, Rep. John DeVeau, and Rep. Michael Perkins for all you have done and continue to do for your communities. #MePolitics, #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay PHOTO: House Republican Leader Dillingham, Rep. Matt Harrington, Rep. Michael Perkins, Rep. Dan Costain,… Read More

Maine House Republicans accept Governor’s challenge Our minority caucus will help “advance good public debate and good public policy” STATEHOUSE – Maine House Republican Leaders Kathleen Dillingham (R-Oxford) and Trey Stewart (R-Presque Isle) congratulate Governor Janet T. Mills today on her Inauguration speech last night.  The free flowing verses and rhetorical flourishes gave her supporters much to cheer about. House Republicans were listening very carefully for areas where we can contribute to… Read More

Offer congratulations, support for continuing Maine’s economic growth and fiscal solvency STATEHOUSE – Maine House Republican Leaders Kathleen Dillingham (R-Oxford) and Trey Stewart (R-Presque Isle) congratulate Governor Janet T. Mills today and wish her success over the next four years. They also pledge support for continuing Maine’s economic growth and fiscal solvency. “Voters gave Governor Mills the opportunity to lead Maine over the next four years,” said House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham…. Read More

House Republicans are saddened to hear of the passing of President George Bush. House Republican Leader Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford volunteered on President Bush’s Presidential campaign back in 1988 while she was in high school. It was her first experience on a Presidential campaign and she looks back on it fondly. Below is a joint statement from House Republican Leader Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford and Assistant House Republican Leader Rep…. Read More

Rep. Kathleen Dillingham elected House GOP Leader/ Rep. Trey Stewart Assistant House GOP Leader This afternoon, the House Republican Caucus elected Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford as the House Republican Leader for the 129th Maine Legislature and Rep. Harold “Trey” Stewart III of Presque Isle as the Assistant House Republican Leader. Rep. Dillingham is entering her third term in the Maine House representing District 72 which includes the towns of Mechanic Falls,… Read More