Rep.

State Representative, House District

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 outcomes in the form of higher taxes, higher prices, budget deficits, crime, poverty, homelessness and outright despair. 

Mainers are shocked by the pending move toward elimination of gas-powered vehicles by mandating sales of electric vehicles.

They are also outraged that Republican attempts to lower our electric bills by reducing millions of dollars in taxpayer wind and solar handouts have been stopped.

Democrats are promoting many other California ideas that will forever transform Maine from a beautiful, friendly state into a haven for homelessness, budget deficits, poverty, drug overdoses, and a growing gap between the haves and have-nots. 

Just this week the Legislature heard a bill to create a California “Jungle primary” law where Mainers may only have the option to choose between two top vote getters, creating a situation where voters can only chose between two Democrat candidates at the exclusion of Republicans and Independents.

This idea follows the recent decision by the Maine Secretary of State to exclude our former President from the ballot.

Governor Mills announced the creation of a state office of immigration to further her goal of attracting 75,000 new migrants to our state.

This follows news that our state budget, opposed by Republicans, allocated $3.5 million to provide free rent to 60 immigrant families living in luxury apartments in Brunswick.  

The Brunswick monies are part of a $55 million Emergency Housing Relief Fund, which issues immigrants permanent, transitional and emergency housing.

What message does that send to longtime Mainers who have difficulty paying rent or affording modest homes?  

Homeless camps are rapidly expanding and spreading to communities throughout Maine.

How can Democrats celebrate and create more government dependency when so many Mainers are struggling to survive?

Maine House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross (D-Portland) recently introduced a bill to allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. It was defeated by the Legislature’s Transportation Committee.

Remember that last year, public opposition forced the Speaker to withdraw her bill to excused trespassing by “unhoused” people occupying other people’s properties.

Why on earth would we want to make Maine California with headlines like these?

  • Newsom Seeks to Close $37.9 Billion Deficit by Cutting Spending and Using Reserves – NY Times
  • California’s homelessness crisis is the worst in the US. But who is struggling the most? – The Guardian
  • California Officials Cite ‘Concern and Outrage’ Over Retail Crime
  • Sourcing Journal
  • Drug arrests plunge, overdose deaths soar in California: Connection or coincidence? – The Mercury News

Making Maine more like California will not solve the problems we face or make things better.  

People are leaving California in droves.

Democrats have the votes to pass anything they want despite strong, vocal opposition from legislative Republicans.


We need an informed, engaged citizenry that stands with us to prevent our state from becoming California.

This has been Rep. Tiffany Strout with the Weekly Republican Radio Address.

I’d like to thank you for listening, subscribing, sharing and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

###

Member News

Addressing Maine’s drug epidemic requires more than political correctness

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:…

Read More...

Maine’s housing situation changed drastically in 5 years

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…

Read More...

The 131st Legislature has concluded its business

Appeared in the Fryeburg Town Matters  Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The 131st Legislature held a “Veto Day” and concluded its business on May 10. The general effective date for nonemergency laws passed in the Second Regular Session is Friday, August 9, 2024. The session end included much drama within the Democratic caucus and with Governor…

Read More...

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

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…

Read More...

Why I spoke out on tribal judicial issues

Bangor Daily News by Opinion Contributor Jennifer Poirier of Skowhegan represents District 70 in the Maine House of Representatives. In a May 9 column titled, “Harmful misinformation can’t distract from tribal progress in Maine,” Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis and Ambassador Maulian Bryant said that my floor speech for LD 2007, An Act to Advance Self-determination for Wabanaki Nations,…

Read More...

Rep. Tammy Schmersal-Burgess: Maine’s 72-hour waiting period violates the Constitution

Maine’s recent passage of a 72-hour waiting period to purchase a firearm … is a right delayed and therefore a right denied. Appeared in the Sun Journal on May 19, 2024 Tammy Schmersal-Burgess Article 1, Section 16 of the Maine Constitution states the following: “Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms and this…

Read More...

Multiple economic reports show Maine leading the race to the bottom

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…

Read More...

Oxford Hills Middle School Cheerleaders Honored at State House

Rep. Caldwell Jackson (R-Oxford) recently recognized the Oxford Hills Middle School Cheerleaders during their monthly recognition assembly on May 8, 2024. The public recognition came in the form of a Legislative Sentiment from the 131st Maine Legislature and the People of Maine.  Sponsored by Rep. Jackson, the official Sentiment recognized “the Oxford Hills Middle School…

Read More...

Annual Firefighters Memorial Speech – Augusta

Rep. Scott Cyrway – 10/7/23 Good morning, I am Representative Scott Cyrway. I have the honor of representing Albion, Freedom, part of Winslow, and the unorganized territory of Unity Township. I want to thank the Maine State Federation of Firefighters for inviting me back to speak here today memorializing the service and sacrifices of firefighters,…

Read More...

The 131st Legislature has adjourned

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The 131st Legislature adjourned April 18, 2024 after meeting for 24 hours straight to conclude its business. There will be one more day scheduled to address any vetoes by Governor Mills. I have to say that I am disappointed that little if anything was done to address the everyday concerns of…

Read More...

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Email:

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
, , ME

Legislative Service

House:

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep.

State Representative, House District

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 outcomes in the form of higher taxes, higher prices, budget deficits, crime, poverty, homelessness and outright despair. 

Mainers are shocked by the pending move toward elimination of gas-powered vehicles by mandating sales of electric vehicles.

They are also outraged that Republican attempts to lower our electric bills by reducing millions of dollars in taxpayer wind and solar handouts have been stopped.

Democrats are promoting many other California ideas that will forever transform Maine from a beautiful, friendly state into a haven for homelessness, budget deficits, poverty, drug overdoses, and a growing gap between the haves and have-nots. 

Just this week the Legislature heard a bill to create a California “Jungle primary” law where Mainers may only have the option to choose between two top vote getters, creating a situation where voters can only chose between two Democrat candidates at the exclusion of Republicans and Independents.

This idea follows the recent decision by the Maine Secretary of State to exclude our former President from the ballot.

Governor Mills announced the creation of a state office of immigration to further her goal of attracting 75,000 new migrants to our state.

This follows news that our state budget, opposed by Republicans, allocated $3.5 million to provide free rent to 60 immigrant families living in luxury apartments in Brunswick.  

The Brunswick monies are part of a $55 million Emergency Housing Relief Fund, which issues immigrants permanent, transitional and emergency housing.

What message does that send to longtime Mainers who have difficulty paying rent or affording modest homes?  

Homeless camps are rapidly expanding and spreading to communities throughout Maine.

How can Democrats celebrate and create more government dependency when so many Mainers are struggling to survive?

Maine House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross (D-Portland) recently introduced a bill to allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. It was defeated by the Legislature’s Transportation Committee.

Remember that last year, public opposition forced the Speaker to withdraw her bill to excused trespassing by “unhoused” people occupying other people’s properties.

Why on earth would we want to make Maine California with headlines like these?

  • Newsom Seeks to Close $37.9 Billion Deficit by Cutting Spending and Using Reserves – NY Times
  • California’s homelessness crisis is the worst in the US. But who is struggling the most? – The Guardian
  • California Officials Cite ‘Concern and Outrage’ Over Retail Crime
  • Sourcing Journal
  • Drug arrests plunge, overdose deaths soar in California: Connection or coincidence? – The Mercury News

Making Maine more like California will not solve the problems we face or make things better.  

People are leaving California in droves.

Democrats have the votes to pass anything they want despite strong, vocal opposition from legislative Republicans.


We need an informed, engaged citizenry that stands with us to prevent our state from becoming California.

This has been Rep. Tiffany Strout with the Weekly Republican Radio Address.

I’d like to thank you for listening, subscribing, sharing and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

###

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Email:

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
, , ME

Legislative Service

House:

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

Addressing Maine’s drug epidemic requires more than political correctness

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:…

Read More...

Maine’s housing situation changed drastically in 5 years

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…

Read More...

The 131st Legislature has concluded its business

Appeared in the Fryeburg Town Matters  Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The 131st Legislature held a “Veto Day” and concluded its business on May 10. The general effective date for nonemergency laws passed in the Second Regular Session is Friday, August 9, 2024. The session end included much drama within the Democratic caucus and with Governor…

Read More...

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

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…

Read More...

Why I spoke out on tribal judicial issues

Bangor Daily News by Opinion Contributor Jennifer Poirier of Skowhegan represents District 70 in the Maine House of Representatives. In a May 9 column titled, “Harmful misinformation can’t distract from tribal progress in Maine,” Penobscot Nation Chief Kirk Francis and Ambassador Maulian Bryant said that my floor speech for LD 2007, An Act to Advance Self-determination for Wabanaki Nations,…

Read More...

Rep. Tammy Schmersal-Burgess: Maine’s 72-hour waiting period violates the Constitution

Maine’s recent passage of a 72-hour waiting period to purchase a firearm … is a right delayed and therefore a right denied. Appeared in the Sun Journal on May 19, 2024 Tammy Schmersal-Burgess Article 1, Section 16 of the Maine Constitution states the following: “Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms and this…

Read More...

Multiple economic reports show Maine leading the race to the bottom

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…

Read More...

Oxford Hills Middle School Cheerleaders Honored at State House

Rep. Caldwell Jackson (R-Oxford) recently recognized the Oxford Hills Middle School Cheerleaders during their monthly recognition assembly on May 8, 2024. The public recognition came in the form of a Legislative Sentiment from the 131st Maine Legislature and the People of Maine.  Sponsored by Rep. Jackson, the official Sentiment recognized “the Oxford Hills Middle School…

Read More...

Annual Firefighters Memorial Speech – Augusta

Rep. Scott Cyrway – 10/7/23 Good morning, I am Representative Scott Cyrway. I have the honor of representing Albion, Freedom, part of Winslow, and the unorganized territory of Unity Township. I want to thank the Maine State Federation of Firefighters for inviting me back to speak here today memorializing the service and sacrifices of firefighters,…

Read More...

The 131st Legislature has adjourned

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The 131st Legislature adjourned April 18, 2024 after meeting for 24 hours straight to conclude its business. There will be one more day scheduled to address any vetoes by Governor Mills. I have to say that I am disappointed that little if anything was done to address the everyday concerns of…

Read More...
Scroll to Top