House Republican Radio Addresses

Addressing Maine’s drug epidemic requires more than political correctness

June 14, 2024

Despite a one-year decline in opioid deaths we still have a long way to go This is Representative Sheila Lyman of Livermore Falls with the Weekly Republican Address.  Recently it was reported that Maine has seen a 16% decline in opioid deaths since 2022. That is positive. What you may not have seen is that: […]

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Maine’s housing situation changed drastically in 5 years

June 7, 2024

Generous welfare benefits and the Governor’s call for 75,000 “new Mainers” have fueled the crisis This is Representative Jennifer Poirier of Skowhegan with the Weekly Republican Address.  In 2019, before Governor Mills’ pandemic lockdown, housing was affordable and home ownership was within reach of the average working family. A young couple with decent jobs could […]

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On Memorial Day we honor those who lost their lives defending our country.

May 24, 2024

This is State Representative Roger Albert from Madawaska with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. On behalf of the Maine House Republicans and our Senate Colleagues, I have the privilege of recognizing the sacrifices of the men and women who served our country, especially those who lost their lives defending our country. Because it is impossible […]

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Multiple economic reports show Maine leading the race to the bottom

May 11, 2024

THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE NATHAN CARLOW WITH THIS WEEK’S REPUBLICAN RADIO ADDRESS. THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY IS WORSE OFF NOW THAN IT’S EVER BEEN, AND MAINERS ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO THEIR FAMILY FINANCES, BUT ALSO THE FAILURE OF THE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY IN AUGUSTA TO CORRECT COURSE AND IMPROVE THE LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS OF MAINE […]

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The Legislature failed to address the everyday concerns of Mainers

April 25, 2024

The majority of our citizens are struggling to pay bills and afford to live in Maine. This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham with this weeks’ Republican Radio Address.  Republicans went into this past legislative session trying to lower taxes and lower energy costs. We have repeatedly pointed out that the average Maine family […]

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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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House Republican Radio Addresses

Republicans propose $400 million in tax relief for Maine taxpayers, focused toward low-to middle income earners  

April 29, 2023

This is Representative Barbara Bagshaw of Windham with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. The Revenue Forecasting Committee met today and updated, preliminary revenue projections will increase again. Legislative Democrats have already passed a $9.8 billion dollar budget that covers all current services for the next two-years. That means that up to $1 billion dollars is […]

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“Time seems ripe for bipartisan action on income tax cuts in Maine”

April 14, 2023

That was the headline in the Portland Press Herald back on January 29. Maine House Republicans are renewing our year-long plea for lowering the income tax burden on Maine people, especially those struggling to pay bills in this economy. This is Representative Mark Blier of Buxton with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. State government has […]

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Maine people deserve better, they deserve tax relief

March 31, 2023

This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. For months, Republicans have responsibly called for tax relief. Mindful that Democrats want to spend taxpayer money and Republicans want state government to take less, Republicans have reasonably asked for a mere $200 million in income tax relief in a $10.3 […]

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