Dick Campbell

Letter: Let’s identify causes and find solutions to homelessness 

by Opinion Contributor The Legislature’s Housing Committee recently held public hearings on bills to address the homeless crisis in Maine. I had two questions for those testifying: One, what is the root cause of homelessness; and two, how much would it cost to completely fix the “crisis” for the future?  In my mind, homelessness is caused […]

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Maine should not move toward eliminating gas-powered vehicles

by Opinion Contributor December 12, 2023 The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set news policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Dick Campbell, who represents House District 19, is the House Republican lead on the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resource Committee. I can’t believe that Maine

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Continuing work to resolve Maine’s housing challenges

Letter: Continuing work to resolve Maine’s housing challenges by Opinion Contributor Updated September 25, 2023 Being a design/build passive solar energy-efficient green contractor-developer for 50 years, coupled with my service on the Maine Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Housing, it is apparent that the need for newer, creative, and more plentiful affordable housing options for more than

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Maine Wire: Republicans Want Nuclear Power Back in Maine

By  Steve Robinson March 14, 2023 Two Republican lawmakers are looking to bring nuclear power back to Maine. Reps. Mark Walker (R-Baldwin) and Richard Campbell (R-Orrington) both have bills in that could potentially open the door to the generation of electricity using nuclear power in Maine for the first time since 1996. Campbell’s bill would provide subsidies

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Maine lawmaker sees malls as the solution to the housing shortage

Article appearing in the Bangor Daily News by Lori Valigra When Cyrus Butler built the country’s first enclosed shopping mall in 1828, its large foyer and distance from other retail shops in Rhode Island’s capital of Providence quickly earned it the nickname “Butler’s Folly.” For a long time, it was an apt moniker. But the mall’s

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Heating relief is good, but we need long-term solutions   

This is Representative Dick Campbell of Orrington with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. This week, the Legislature passed its’ first major piece of legislation, LD 3 – “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program.” Because of Republican

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