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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.

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Member News

Rep. Arata appointed to Advisory Panel on Genome-editing

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Pain at the Pump and Throughout the Economy, is Self-Inflicted

This is Representative Dick Bradstreet of Vassalboro with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. By now, listeners are well aware of the misery being inflicted upon consumers by high gasoline and fuel prices and price increases in every day staples. Everything costs more, with no end in sight. Just this past week the consumer price index…

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Boothbay V.E.T.S. Walk-a-Thon For Homeless Veterans Kickoff Event  

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Republicans Issue Budget Priorities

This is Representative Josh Morris of Turner with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. House Republicans are focused on providing relief to Maine citizens and families struggling to make ends meet. Just this week, Bloomberg Economics released a report that estimates the average U.S. household will pay $5,200 more this year due to increased costs for…

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Rep. Morris Renews Calls for a Sales Tax Holiday

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Government now has an extra $1.2 billion of your money

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Representative Costain Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

AUGUSTA – State Representative Danny Costain (R-Plymouth) is pleased to announce that the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) Work Plan for Calendar Years 2022, 2023 and 2024 is available. The estimated value of work in the plan totals more than 2,316 individual work items with a total value of $3.17 billion. This represents a substantial…

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Representative Bradstreet Announces Local Projects in Maine DOT Work Plan

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Mainers are paying too much already

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Governor Mills Created the Current Healthcare Crisis, She Can Fix It Without Relying on President Biden or the Maine National Guard

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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

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BEP vote to mandate electric vehicle sales fails

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BEP takes a U-turn on EV

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This Legislature prioritizes everyone but you

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LD 2102 WILL RAISE PROPERTY TAXES

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Maine is making international news

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State spending on asylum seekers is a topic of discussion in Augusta

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The topic of housing has received a great deal of attention since the cost of living began increasing rapidly in January of 2021. Many people are now unable to find an affordable rent, let alone purchase a home. The problem is no longer limited to Portland or coastal tourist destinations. It…

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State is spending a shocking amount on temporary housing for asylum seekers

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Climate extremists now represent an existential threat to Maine

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Address existing needs instead of creating new ones

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