The USCDC Is No Longer a Reliable Source on COVID-19

Sen. Scott Cyrway presents this week's Senate Republican radio address. https://videopress.com/v/ReNUpbm4?preloadContent=metadata Audio only Hello. I am Senator Scott Cyrway. This week, the USCDC released new recommendations that even people who have been vaccinated should wear masks indoors in some parts of the country where infection rates are higher. It said that it based its decision … Continue reading The USCDC Is No Longer a Reliable Source on COVID-19

Governor Mills Takes Credit for Federal Relief Programs

In a demonstration of the shortest memory in Maine gubernatorial history, Governor Mills, just seventeen hours after signing the second of three spending bills in four months that excluded Republicans, issued a press release claiming that “my Administration has worked in a bipartisan fashion with the Legislature.” In a press release today, the Governor claims … Continue reading Governor Mills Takes Credit for Federal Relief Programs

State Legislature Adjourns On a Sour, Partisan Note

(AUGUSTA, ME) – Only twice in at least the last half-century have legislative members of a Maine political party forced a budget through without the input of the other party. The current Democrats in the State Legislature have now done this twice in four months, locking Republicans and their constituents out of the budget process … Continue reading State Legislature Adjourns On a Sour, Partisan Note

Senator Matt Pouliot presents this week’s Senate Republican radio address.

With so much money heading toward local governments, now is the time for property tax relief. https://videopress.com/v/6prHggCx?preloadContent=metadata Hello, I am Senator Matt Pouliot of Augusta. With increased revenue sharing from the state and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal money heading into Maine in the form of the American Rescue Plan, towns and cities … Continue reading Senator Matt Pouliot presents this week’s Senate Republican radio address.

Democrats Use Last Minute Poison Pill to Derail State Spending Agreement

(Augusta, ME) – After days of general agreement between the parties on how best to spend more than $1 billion in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Democrats suddenly announced that they had decided to change their plans, abandon our agreements, and introduce new spending proposals that they knew would not be acceptable to … Continue reading Democrats Use Last Minute Poison Pill to Derail State Spending Agreement

Senate Republicans Fund Two Bills Important to Aroostook County

(AUGUSTA, ME) – At the end of the budget process every two years, Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate of the Legislature receive a small amount of money to fund bills that have been enacted, but were not funded in the budget. This year, each of the four caucuses received $2 million … Continue reading Senate Republicans Fund Two Bills Important to Aroostook County

Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary

By Sen. Brad Farrin For almost everything in nature and the environment, the key is balance. A balance of warm sun and regular rain makes things grow. Trees balance the air we breathe by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. Likewise, we must strike a reasonable balance between human activity and its impact on the natural … Continue reading Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary

We Need Cooperation and Tempered Rhetoric on Kennebec Dams

By Sen. Scott Cyrway Having read Amy Calder’s June 22 story regarding fish restoration on the Kennebec River, I applaud the cooperative effort of all those involved in the activities at the Lockwood Dam on June 15. We need more of this. From the story, it appeared that Brookfield Renewable, the facility owner, worked together with … Continue reading We Need Cooperation and Tempered Rhetoric on Kennebec Dams

This Legislative Session Had Wins In It For All Mainers

Senator Trey Stewart presents this week's Senate Republican radio address, 7/2/21 https://videopress.com/v/V9MOIB76?preloadContent=metadata Audio-only version Hello, I am Senator Trey Stewart of Aroostook County. Round two of the latest state budget—the “supplemental” budget—proved what the first round did not have a chance to prove; that Republicans deserve a meaningful seat at the negotiating table; and when … Continue reading This Legislative Session Had Wins In It For All Mainers