House Republican Radio Addresses

Maine’s educational system is in dire need of attention

December 8, 2023

Maine students are missing school days amidst declining test scores This is Rep. Heidi Sampson of Alfred with the weekly Republican address.  “Maine students are missing more school days than before the pandemic.” That was a recent headline in the Portland Press Herald. The percentage of students marked “chronically absent,” missing 10% of the school […]

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Personal income increased everywhere but Maine

November 22, 2023

Mainers are falling further and further behind amidst legislative inaction This is Rep. Shelley Rudnicki of Fairfield with the weekly Republican address.  American personal incomes grew this past spring in every state but Maine. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Americans, personal income growth occurred in all of the other 49 states AND […]

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On Veterans Day we Honor our Veterans

November 9, 2023

This is Representative Mark Babin of Fort Fairfield with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. Veterans Day is a day of celebration and recognition. It is also a solemn one. Originally observed as Armistice Day, the 11th day of the 11th month marked the anniversary of the end of World War I and honored its fallen. […]

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State Government is overextended

October 13, 2023

The recent single audit highlighted deficiencies resulting from inadequate staffing, management and oversight This is Rep. Ann Fredericks of Sanford with the weekly Republican address.  Last week, the Appropriations Committee heard the findings of the Single Audit of the State of Maine for fiscal year 2022.  The purpose of this kind of audit is to […]

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Big Questions Facing Voters this November 7

September 29, 2023

Maine citizens should begin the process of educating themselves on the 8 referendum ballot questions that will be decided in little over a month This is Rep. Kim Pomerleau of Standish with the weekly Republican address.  Sometimes in an off-year, there is very little on the fall ballot to draw Maine voters to the polls. […]

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Electric bills are out of control, what about yours?

September 15, 2023

House Republicans continue to focus on rising energy costs and offer solutions This is Rep. Reagan Paul of Winterport with the weekly Republican address.  Mainers electric bills have skyrocketed and there’s no end in sight. When combined with the rising costs associated with the Biden Administration, the average Maine family is paying $7,500 more to […]

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Mandating California Rules Regarding Electric Vehicles Will Needlessly Hurt Maine

September 1, 2023

Consumers should make their own decisions on whether or not to buy expensive electric vehicles, not unelected bureaucrats  This is Rep. Joe Galletta of Durham with the weekly Republican address.  Many people have heard by now, that unelected Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) regulators are considering a proposal that mandates the sales of electric […]

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The Legislature has ended a popular program to help seniors remain in their homes

August 16, 2023

The Republican initiated Senior Property Tax Stabilization Program was eliminated after only one year  This is Rep. Donny Ardell of Monticello with the weekly Republican address. Many people have heard by now, but senior property tax bills will continue to rise starting next year over the objections of House Republicans. The most recent budget passed […]

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Legislature fails to address rising electric rates

August 4, 2023

Public Advocate’s warnings go unheeded, expect even higher bills   Today I would like to address something that is affecting all Mainers. The first session of the 131st Legislature just concluded without addressing the problem of rising electric bills, despite Republican attempts to lower costs. Since the Public Advocate’s warnings went unheeded, listeners should expect […]

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State Budget is nothing to cheer about

July 22, 2023

Spending is more important to Democrats than helping the people back home The Supplemental budget that just passed over Republican opposition, when combined with the partisan budget passed in March, is nothing to cheer about. It represents a failure to govern in a manner that includes the needs of all Mainers, especially those that work […]

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House Republican Radio Addresses

Bipartisan promises are not being kept

April 12, 2024

Democrats are taking money away from retirees, farmers, Medicare savings, rural police protection, and our roads and bridges This is Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison, Ranking member of Appropriations, with the Weekly Republican Address.  Just last spring, Democrats embraced a number of Republican proposals that lower taxes for Maine retirees and provide a sustainable funding […]

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This Legislature prioritizes everyone but you

March 29, 2024

Rather than make your life easier, Democrats are focused on people and companies that do not live here This is Representative Caleb Ness of Fryeburg with the Weekly Republican Address. Coming to you from the State House in Augusta. House Republicans have repeatedly offered proposals to address rising energy costs and that lower taxes to let […]

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LD 2102 WILL RAISE PROPERTY TAXES

March 16, 2024

Testimony in opposition to LD 2102 “An Act to Support Municipalities by Repealing the Law Limiting the Municipal Property Tax Levy” (EMERGENCY) I am Representative Amy Arata and I represent House District 104, and I am the Assistant Republican Leader in the House of Representatives. We’re here today to talk about an attempt to repeal […]

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Maine is making international news

March 1, 2024

Generous welfare benefits and the Governor’s call for 75,000 “new Mainers” are attracting people to Maine This is Representative Rachel Henderson of Rumford with the Weekly Republican Address.  Over two weeks ago, legislative Republicans broke the news that over $34 million dollars, 63% of the Emergency Housing Relief Fund is being spent to temporarily house […]

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Climate extremists now represent an existential threat to Maine

February 26, 2024

By Rep. Reagan Paul AUGUSTA – Governor Mills announced this week that Sears Island has been selected as the location where her administration will launch its long-awaited offshore wind energy project. Climate extremists were ecstatic with the news. Renewable energy lobbyists were bouncing off the State House walls. But sadly there is a clear loser here […]

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Republicans uncover shocking cost of our open border policy

February 16, 2024

This week Republicans alerted the public and news media that nearly $35 million dollars is being spent to temporarily house asylum seekers while the pressing needs of Maine citizens go unmet. This is Representative Tammy Schmersal-Burgess of Mexico with the weekly Republican address.  $34.28 Million dollars has been spent on housing for an estimated 2,200 […]

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Senate and House Republican Leaders deliver the Republican response to the written State of the State address delivered by Governor Mills

January 30, 2024

Transcript of the Maine Legislative Republican Response to Gov. Janet Mills’ 2024 State of the State Address Air date: Jan. 30, 2024 Sen. Trey Stewart, R-Aroostook: Good evening. I’m Trey Stewart from Aroostook County, the Senate Republican Leader. Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, R-Winter Harbor: And I’m Billy Bob Faulkingham from Winter Harbor, the House Republican Leader. Thank […]

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Maine is turning into California

January 20, 2024

California policies bring California outcomes in the form of higher taxes, budget deficits, crime, poverty, homelessness, and despair This is Rep. Tiffany Strout of Harrington with the weekly Republican address.  House Republicans are sounding the alarm that the Democrats who control state government are implementing California policies in Maine.  California polices will lead to California […]

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Our Fundamental Freedoms are Under Attack

January 6, 2024

Unelected bureaucrats are restricting Mainers’ freedoms This is Rep. Michael Lemelin of Chelsea with the weekly Republican address.  Not too long ago, restrictions were placed on our right to gather, to worship, to attend school, and to pursue gainful employment. All these restrictions were imposed “for your own good” by agenda driven bureaucrats empowered by […]

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We celebrate the birth of Jesus and wish people well over the holidays and into the New Year

December 22, 2023

Maine Republicans remain hopeful going into 2024 This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham of Winter Harbor with the weekly Republican address.  As Maine observes the holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, House Republicans join everyone in focusing on faith and family. This Christmas, we give special thanks for people that recognize human needs […]

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