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With record state revenues, Maine taxpayers should pay less

March 29, 2023

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham Democrats’ may spend over $10.3 billion of tax revenue in the next two years – an increase of 20% from the governor’s last biennial budget proposal.  During last week’s budget negotiations, House Republicans proposed to provide an additional $200 million in tax relief for our most vulnerable families […]

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There has never been a better time to reduce Maine’s tax burden

March 29, 2023

By Assistant Republican Leader Amy Arata (R-New Gloucester) Will Maine always be a high-tax state? That is the question the legislature is being asked as we vote on the state budget. This question was asked in 2005, when Janet Mills, Troy Jackson (now Senate President) and Margaret Rotundo (now Appropriations Chair) voted for a limit […]

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Lead Democrat continues misleading the public

March 28, 2023

It is time to hold Democrats accountable for outright falsehoods on Republican tax plan to provide income taxpayers relief

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Democrats expanding government at your expense

March 27, 2023

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham The decision by legislative Democrats and Governor Mills to ram through a partisan budget, then shut the legislature down three months before our work is done, is disappointing. Maine people want us to work together to solve problems. Rather than giving tax relief to its citizens or fighting […]

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HHS Committee Republicans: Statement on Speaker’s bill to expand MaineCare to cover noncitizens (LD 199)

March 26, 2023

“Committee Republicans are not opposed to legal immigration, the historical strength and backbone of this country. It is increasingly clear that Maine taxpayers cannot currently cover the cost for all existing entitlement programs and keep pace with our rising homeless population, opioid epidemic, and mental health crisis. The needs of Maine citizens should be our […]

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UMaine System Lifts Student Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

March 10, 2023

Maine House Republicans applaud the University of Maine System’s decision to abolish the requirement that all students be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to access Maine’s publicly-funded University system    STATE HOUSE – Maine House Republicans issued the following statement today: “We applaud the University of Maine System’s decision to abolish the requirement that all […]

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Veterans and Legal Affairs Republicans vote to provide “no cost” Maine I.D.s in state budget

March 8, 2023

STATE HOUSE – House Republicans on the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee moved to include $500,000 in the state budget to cover the cost of Maine identification cards for those who do not have one, or cannot afford one. They were joined by three Democrats, making the recommendation to the Appropriations Committee […]

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Union complaints shows Mills’ priorities don’t include working people

March 6, 2023

Opinion piece published by the Maine WIre The recent announcement by Maine’s second largest union, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, that it has filed a prohibited practices complaint with the Maine Labor Relations Board against Governor Janet Mills and her administration got my attention. The complaint alleges that her Administration engaged in bad-faith bargaining and used unlawful […]

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UMaine System Must Acknowledge Current Science, Drop Student Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

February 28, 2023

Publicly-funded University System should follow the lead of Maine’s Community College System now that the negative impacts of the policy on learning, health, and enrollment are becoming all too clear  STATE HOUSE – Education Committee Republicans today are calling on Maine’s publicly-funded University of Maine System to follow the lead of Maine’s Community College System […]

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Maine House of Representatives Leadership Statements on Black History Month

February 17, 2023

Maine Legislature AUGUSTA –  February marks Black History Month, an annual celebration to honor the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. In recognition, the Maine Legislature passed two Joint Resolutions paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship […]

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I was humbled today to have the honor of speaking at the Gouldsboro Memorial Day ceremony. Larry Peterson gave an incredible speech honoring our Nation’s fallen. I challenge you(and myself) to do more next year to increase participation and awareness in your community to give proper recognition to Memorial Day. We’ve seen a sad diminishing amount of participation in the last couple decades and it’s not good. These traditions are important and our fallen heroes deserve better from us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Legislative session ends without addressing the concerns of most Mainers

April 18, 2024

STATE HOUSE – The Maine legislature adjourned today without addressing the concerns of the Maine people. Too many people are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living, deal with a decreasing quality of life, and pay their bills. Despite several proposals from Republicans to allow people to keep more of what they […]

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House passes National Popular Vote Compact to circumvent the U.S. Constitution  

April 2, 2024

Statement from House Republicans By passing the National Popular Vote Compact, Democrats have again signaled that they do not care about everyday Mainers, their rights, their opinions, or their protections under the U.S. Constitution. They have surrendered Maine’s ability to help choose a President to large urban states like California and New York. The votes […]

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OPEN BORDER COSTS REVEALED

February 14, 2024

Republicans blow the lid off a program that spends over $56,000 per asylum seeker while spending far less addressing Maine’s homeless and nursing home crises   STATE HOUSE – Legislative Republicans held a press conference today to deliver shocking new numbers on state spending related to thousands of asylum seekers coming to Maine for free […]

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PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSES TODAY ON EV “CALIFORNIA RULE”

February 5, 2024

REMINDER: Today is the last day to submit written comment on the “California” Rule mandating electric vehicle sales. Recall that an earlier scheduled BEP vote was delayed by widespread power outages caused by a winter storm. “Because a statewide power outage delayed a BEP vote mandating electric vehicle sales, the resulting amended rule will cause […]

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Maine Senate & House Republican Legislators Issue Joint Statement Supporting Texas’ Constitutional Right To Defend its Borders

January 29, 2024

AUGUSTA, ME – Maine State Republican legislators issued the following Joint Statement supporting the State of Texas’ constitutional right to defend its borders. The statement follows the Biden Administration’s absolute refusal to address the immigration crisis they are themselves generating at our southern border and their subsequent legal attacks on the State of Texas. “The […]

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Bill to allow minors to travel to Maine for controversial transgender medical procedures without parental consent tabled

January 18, 2024

Scheduled Work Session postponed after public outcry AUGUSTA – Rep. David Haggan (R-Hampden) publically castigated fellow members of the Judiciary Committee today for postponing a scheduled Work Session on LD 1735, ‘An Act to Safeguard Gender-affirming Health Care.’ The bill “prohibits the enforcement of an order based on another state’s law authorizing a child to be […]

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House Republican Leader insists on quick, thorough investigation of “swatting incident”

January 2, 2024

Request comes in response to press reports of a hoax phone call following the Secretary of State’s decision to exclude a popular presidential candidate from the ballot   AUGUSTA – House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham today called for a quick, thorough investigation of a “swatting incident” reported by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows. […]

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Statement on Decision to Exclude President Trump from the Ballot

December 29, 2023

Statement from Maine House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham  “This is a sham decision that mimics third world dictatorships. It will not stand legal scrutiny. People have a right to choose their leaders devoid of mindless decisions by partisan hacks.“ Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham  House Republican Leader  # # #

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Special message from House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham

December 28, 2023

In the face of widespread power outages last week, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) postponed its December 21 vote to implement the “California Rule” mandating sales of electric vehicles (EVs).  Then came news that the BEP reopened the public comment period until February 5, 2024. Now the Portland Press Herald is reporting that […]

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BEP Reopens Public Comment on Electric Vehicle Sales Mandate!

December 23, 2023

House Republicans encourage public input AUGUSTA – The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) has reopened Public Comment on the Chapter 127-A: Advanced Clean Cars II Program, also know as the “California Rule.” The public comment period extends until February 5, 2024. “House Republicans will not rest until the voices of all the Maine people are […]

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🚨ATTENTION🚨

House Republicans would like to remind everyone that the deadline to apply for the Legislative Scholarship is June 1.

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#legislativescholarship
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#Education
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🚨ATTENTION🚨

House Republicans would like to remind everyone that the deadline to apply for the Legislative Scholarship is June 1.

#mainehousegop
#mepolitics
#legislativescholarship 
#scholarship 
#scholar
#college 
#school
#education 
#highereducation

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I was humbled today to have the honor of speaking at the Gouldsboro Memorial Day ceremony. Larry Peterson gave an incredible speech honoring our Nation’s fallen. I challenge you(and myself) to do more next year to increase participation and awareness in your community to give proper recognition to Memorial Day. We’ve seen a sad diminishing amount of participation in the last couple decades and it’s not good. These traditions are important and our fallen heroes deserve better from us. ... See MoreSee Less

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