Maine Needs an All-out Effort on Learning Math

This past week, the Maine Department of Education released a summary of the results of the annual assessments given to every third, eighth and eleventh grader in Maine schools. Hello, I am Matt Pouliot of State Senate District 15. These results show a disturbing trend in math, which saw scores drop for the fourth straight … Continue reading Maine Needs an All-out Effort on Learning Math

Gov. Mills Has Left No Option for Roads and Bridges but New Taxes & Borrowing

Governor Mills has released her plan for the supplemental budget and it included less than $10 million to pay for the $462 million she acknowledges is needed to repair Maine’s roads and bridges. By spending the entire surplus on other programs, the governor abandoned her stated commitment to use General Fund money to finally solve … Continue reading Gov. Mills Has Left No Option for Roads and Bridges but New Taxes & Borrowing

Senate Republicans’ Statement on Gov. Mills Supplemental Budget Proposal

Governor Mills today proposed $126 million in additional state spending for the biennium, pushing the total increase in the current state budget to one billion dollars more than the prior budget. The proposal grows state government by adding new positions to several departments and adding a new tax on streaming online videos. While describing the … Continue reading Senate Republicans’ Statement on Gov. Mills Supplemental Budget Proposal

Senate Republican Radio Address – 1/17/20

Assistant Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake on the new legislative session. Now that we have returned for the second, so-called “Emergency Session” of this legislature, we have more than 600 bills to deal with before we adjourn. Almost 450 of these bills were carried over from the last session and another 175 are new bills. All … Continue reading Senate Republican Radio Address – 1/17/20

Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Senator Jackson’s Threat to BIW

Sen. Dana Dow and Sen. Jeff Timberlake On December 20, 2019, Senate President Jackson and House Speaker Gideon sent a letter to Bath Iron Works, Maine’s fourth largest employer, threatening to “reconsider” a tax credit worth tens of millions of dollars annually because they claimed that BIW had not hired enough local workers and paid … Continue reading Statement from Senate Republican Leaders on Senator Jackson’s Threat to BIW

Maine Senate Republican Radio Address – 1/3/20

Sen. Marianne Moore - Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Republican Radio Address – 1/3/19 As we begin a new year and a new legislative session, it is time to bring about a New Year’s resolution to the issues of caring for our most vulnerable friends, family and neighbors. Hello, I am Marianne Moore, State Senator … Continue reading Maine Senate Republican Radio Address – 1/3/20