Sen. Stewart is Excited to See Louisiana Pacific Invest in LP Houlton Expansion

Sen. Trey Stewart with at LP Houlton with LP's Ryan Bushey. (Aroostook County, ME) - The LP Houlton Mill in New Limerick is slated to receive an investment of approximately $150 million to convert part of the facility to manufacture SmartSide, an advanced engineered wood strand siding. The parent company, Louisiana Pacific Building Solutions, a … Continue reading Sen. Stewart is Excited to See Louisiana Pacific Invest in LP Houlton Expansion

Statement by Senator Richard A. Bennett (R-Oxford) Regarding Gov. Mills’ Proposal to Tax PPP Funds

During her briefing of a joint meeting of the Legislature's Appropriations and Taxation Committees on Monday, State Finance Commissioner Kirstin Figueroa said state government would have incurred "an estimated cost of $100 million" if it failed to tax PPP funds. Later that same day she released a statement saying, "No Maine business will owe State … Continue reading Statement by Senator Richard A. Bennett (R-Oxford) Regarding Gov. Mills’ Proposal to Tax PPP Funds

Statement of Legislative Republicans on Tax Conformity

Governor Mills is proposing to take $100 million in taxes from Maine’s small businesses who received federal relief payments as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Maine Society of CPAs, and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce all testified today that they oppose any measure that does … Continue reading Statement of Legislative Republicans on Tax Conformity

Statement of Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake on Face Coverings in the Statehouse

The issue of wearing protective face coverings in the Statehouse when in Legislative spaces has been in the news today and was a topic of discussion in the Legislative Personnel Committee’s COVID Policy Discussion that occurred yesterday. At no time during this meeting did Senator Timberlake argue that the Legislature should not be compliant with … Continue reading Statement of Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake on Face Coverings in the Statehouse

JOINT STATEMENT SUPPORTING PEACEFUL PROTESTS AND CONDEMNING VIOLENCE

Senate and House Republican Leaders Speak Out(January 6, 2021) - Like most Americans, we watched with disappointment at what unfolded in our nation’s Capitol buildings. Let us be clear - this is not who we are as Americans and it certainly is not who we are as Mainers. We support the rights of citizens to conduct … Continue reading JOINT STATEMENT SUPPORTING PEACEFUL PROTESTS AND CONDEMNING VIOLENCE

Senator Trey Stewart Submits Bills for the New Legislature

(January 4, 2021) - The deadline for submitting new bills for the 130th State Legislature was December 18, 2020. Currently, only the titles of these bills are available. Below is a list of the bill titles submitted by Senator Trey Stewart. An Act To Ban the Surveillance of Firearm PurchasesAn Act To Allow Maine's Nonprofit … Continue reading Senator Trey Stewart Submits Bills for the New Legislature

Sen. Stewart Appointed Lead Republican on the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee

(December 21, 2020) – Senator Harold “Trey” Stewart III (R- Aroostook) has been appointed to serve as the lead Senate Republican on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology (EUT) as well as the Joint Standing Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services (HCIFS). These policy committees are important appointments for … Continue reading Sen. Stewart Appointed Lead Republican on the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee

Senator Russell Black Reappointed as Lead Republican on the Agriculture Committee

(December 21, 2020) – Senator Russell Black will serve a second straight two-year term as the lead Senate Republican on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. A lifelong farmer, Black just began his sixth term in the State Legislature, the first four were in the House. He was reelected in November … Continue reading Senator Russell Black Reappointed as Lead Republican on the Agriculture Committee