Maine’s Tourism Industry Hangs in the Balance

Radio Address – 6/19/20 https://videopress.com/v/PsvR0DKm?preloadContent=metadata Hello, I am Assistant Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake. Saturday marks the first official day of summer here in Maine. Normally, this would be a time of great excitement and enthusiasm for small businesses across the state as it means the school year is ending and millions of Americans are … Continue reading Maine’s Tourism Industry Hangs in the Balance

Republican Legislators Renew Calls to Return to Augusta

https://videopress.com/v/QHb6J9XY?preloadContent=metadata AUGUSTA - Legislative Republicans in the Maine House and Senate gathered at the Statehouse today to renew calls for Governor Mills to include legislative leaders in her decision-making process. Republicans were elected to represent more than a half million Mainers and individually offer vast experience in business and other important fields. Our constituents deserve … Continue reading Republican Legislators Renew Calls to Return to Augusta

Senate Republican Response to Governor Mills’ Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Augusta, ME) — Governor Mills has released her twenty-three-page, four stage plan for “Restarting Maine’s Economy.” Having apparently not sought the input or collaboration of anyone outside of her closest inner circle, the governor has issued a plan that will bring an end to the livelihood of thousands of Mainers, perhaps permanently, … Continue reading Senate Republican Response to Governor Mills’ Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy

Letter to Governor Mills, April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020 Honorable Janet T. Mills Governor State of Maine 1 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Governor Mills: We are writing in hopes of establishing a better line of communication between you, your administration, and members of the Legislature. We understand the extraordinary amount of pressure you and your administration are operating under … Continue reading Letter to Governor Mills, April 16, 2020

Letter From Legislative Republicans to the Presiding Officers

May 2, 2020 President Troy Jackson 3 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Speaker Sara Gideon 2 State House Station August, ME 04333 Dear President Jackson and Speaker Gideon, We write to ask that you call the Legislature back in to session under Maine Constitution Article IV Part III Section 1 for the express and … Continue reading Letter From Legislative Republicans to the Presiding Officers

Governor Mills Acted Alone on Her Plan to Restart Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Augusta, ME) -- Our main objective in serving is to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of all Maine citizens. On March 17, the Maine State Legislature, gave Governor Mills an extraordinary amount of power and authority—perhaps more than has ever been granted to a Maine governor outside of wartime. This was … Continue reading Governor Mills Acted Alone on Her Plan to Restart Maine

A Quick Summary of Maine’s COVID-19 Response Law

By Senate Republican Leader Dana Dow Under extraordinary circumstances, leaders of the Maine State Legislature came together working tirelessly throughout the March 14-15 weekend and reached agreement on a package of new laws to address the immediate needs of state government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The following Tuesday, the last day of the … Continue reading A Quick Summary of Maine’s COVID-19 Response Law

Maine Senate Republicans React to Legislative Democrats’ Despicable Partisan Stunt

Little more than a full week from the hour when Democrats and Republicans came together in Augusta to pass a relief package in response to the Worldwide pandemic that has so far taken more than twenty thousand lives, Maine’s legislative Democrats have already resorted to a cheap partisan attempt to curry favor with small businesses … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans React to Legislative Democrats’ Despicable Partisan Stunt

Update on Unemployment Insurance in Challenging Times

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2020 MDOL: AUGUSTA – A significant number of individuals are filing unemployment insurance (UI) claims and reaching out to the Maine Department of Labor with questions as Mainers lose work due to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. “The Maine Department of Labor is working as quickly as it can to process … Continue reading Update on Unemployment Insurance in Challenging Times