Maine Must Address its Labor Shortage

This week's radio address features Sen. Jeff Timberlake https://videopress.com/v/iDUd1unV?preloadContent=metadata Hello, I am Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake. Just north of Augusta there is a trucking company with a sign out front that reads “Hiring Truck Drivers: $20 an hour plus $5,000 signing bonus.” This is a good example of the widespread impact the current labor … Continue reading Maine Must Address its Labor Shortage

The State Budget is Stable, For Now, 3/12/21

https://videopress.com/v/Qo6wfFMj?preloadContent=metadata MP3 Audio Hello, I am Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake. Hard as it may be to believe with all of the bad news we hear lately, Maine’s economy is stronger than you might think. Years of tremendous growth and prosperity before COVID arrived created a robust economy in Maine, and despite its best efforts, … Continue reading The State Budget is Stable, For Now, 3/12/21

Radio Address, 1/29/21

Senator Jeff Timberlake on Taxing PPP Loans https://videopress.com/v/90KPFkB2?preloadContent=metadata Hello, I am Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake Talk of the state budget dominated our week in Augusta as legislative committees began their meetings and the Appropriations Committee heard testimony about how much money state government may need in order to close out the current budget year … Continue reading Radio Address, 1/29/21

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

Senator Jeff Timberlake Submits Bills for the New Legislature

(January 5, 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 Jeff Timberlake. An Act To Restrict Sales of Cut-off Catalytic Converters An Act To Prohibit Candidates … Continue reading Senator Jeff Timberlake Submits Bills for the New Legislature