Senate Republican Radio Address 10-11-19

Sen. Scott Cyrway - Second Session Bills The titles for potential new bills have been submitted for the Second Session of the current legislature and boy are there a lot of them. Hello, I am State Senator Scott Cyrway of Senate District 16, which includes communities in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Despite the Constitutional principle … Continue reading Senate Republican Radio Address 10-11-19

Maine Senate Republican Radio Address, 9/27/19

On Tuesday, September 17, a new legislative Blue Ribbon Commission met for the first time to discuss how Maine pays for its transportation infrastructure. Immediately before this initial meeting, key members of the commission spoke at a press conference about their work, saying they had no pre-conceived notions of what kinds of funding solutions they … Continue reading Maine Senate Republican Radio Address, 9/27/19

Legislative Work is Keeping Senator Pouliot Busy This Fall

The State Legislature may be out of session at the moment; but like many of his colleagues, Senator Matt Pouliot (R-Kennebec) is busy with important work that will help guide the next legislative session that begins in January. Senator Pouliot has been appointed to the Maine Children’s Cabinet and Early Childhood Advisory Council whose mission … Continue reading Legislative Work is Keeping Senator Pouliot Busy This Fall

Senator Dow to Serve on the Commission to Study Children’s Mental Health

(Augusta) - Senate Republican Leader Dana Dow (R-Lincoln) has been appointed to serve on an eleven member commission to study children’s mental health in Maine. The Commission is charged with studying the mental health of children in Maine and particularly federal and state laws, regulations, rules and policies governing the diagnosis and treatment of children … Continue reading Senator Dow to Serve on the Commission to Study Children’s Mental Health

Sen. Woodsome Appointed to Maine Climate Council

The State Legislature may be out of session at the moment; but like many of his colleagues, Senator Dave Woodsome (R-York) is busy with important work that will help guide the next legislative session when it begins in January. Senator Woodsome has been appointed to the Maine Climate Council, a new group created to advise … Continue reading Sen. Woodsome Appointed to Maine Climate Council

Senate Republicans Confused and Saddened by Gov. Mills’ Actions on Nursing Homes

For Immediate Release On Monday, both houses of the Legislature unanimously passed a Joint Order, submitted by Democrats, to recall LD 1785 from Governor Mills’ desk and fix a mistake the governor made when she refused to sign the bill into law two months ago. Instead of working with legislators to fix the bill, the … Continue reading Senate Republicans Confused and Saddened by Gov. Mills’ Actions on Nursing Homes

Republican Senate Radio Address, 8/30/19

Governor Mills, Bonds, and Nursing Homes Last Monday, the Legislature held its one-day Special Session to consider four bond packages totaling $163 million. This new borrowing would add to the state’s current debt of $7.7 billion. Rather than engage in negotiations with Republican leaders in the Legislature on bond funding, the strategy of the Governor … Continue reading Republican Senate Radio Address, 8/30/19

Maine Senate Republicans Explain Their Bond Borrowing Position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Augusta, ME) – Yesterday, after much discussion within our caucus, Senate Republicans chose to vote in favor of the $105 million bond for transportation projects. On the remaining three bond proposals, Republicans decided that the responsible approach is to wait before making the final decision on further borrowing. Since bonds in Maine … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans Explain Their Bond Borrowing Position