Maine’s Governor just tossed law-abiding Mainers into the gun control trash heap
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
6d ago
By Sen. Matt Harrington Maine has a long-storied tradition of gun ownership. Centuries of self-reliance amid the backdrop of a wilderness still covering much of our state has given us a unique perspective on the importance of responsible gun ownership and safety. The right to bear arms is one of our basic rights established by ..read more
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Maine’s Legislature needs to find its courage or it will soon lose its relevance
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
2w ago
By Sen. Rick Bennett Monday was Patriots Day, marking the first battles of the Revolutionary War and the beginning of our republic. However, the promise of self-government saw a setback this week with the disappointing close to this year’s legislative session. Sadly, Maine’s Legislature has abdicated its responsibility of being the voice of the people ..read more
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Maine Senate adopts Republican proposal to address urgent needs
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
2w ago
Amendment to ld 2225 from sen. rick bennett garners bipartisan 20-13 vote AUGUSTA – On Friday, the Maine Senate adopted a bipartisan amendment to a disaster relief bill that will provide $117 million in funding to help rebuild damaged infrastructure and address critical needs across the state. The amendment, which was proposed by Republican Sen. Rick ..read more
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A bright spot appears in an otherwise dark session – separating OCFS from DHHS
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
1M ago
By Sen. Jeff Timberlake There hasn’t been much to celebrate at the Maine State House. Democrats bent on satisfying their far-left agenda have passed one bad bill after another. But a bright spot emerged this week in an otherwise dark session. It was Republicans and Democrats coming together to make a drastic change with the ..read more
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The gun control bills before the Legislature are about politics, not policy
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
1M ago
By Sen. Matt Harrington Hello. This is Sen. Matt Harrington of York County. I thank you for joining me for this week’s Republican Radio Address. I want to share the status of several bills before the Legislature that threaten the constitutional rights of Mainers. For years, law enforcement officers have been sounding the alarm about ..read more
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A bill allowing child trafficking is back, and it’s worse than ever
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
1M ago
By Sen. Lisa Keim A bill allowing child trafficking is back, and it’s worse than ever. Hello, this is Senator Lisa Keim of Oxford County. I’m joining you for this week’s Republican Radio Address to talk about a horrifying bill that would be used for the trafficking of children. Does this seem like déjà vu? As some of you may remember, the ..read more
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Republicans issue joint statement supporting Texas’ right to defend its borders
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
2M ago
BIDEN administration policies have left the southern border wide open AUGUSTA – Maine State Republican legislators issued the following Joint Statement supporting the State of Texas’ constitutional right to defend its borders. The statement follows the Biden Administration’s absolute refusal to address the immigration crisis they are themselves generating at our southern border and their subsequent legal ..read more
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Following the death of his daughter, one state senator has made curbing substance use his mission
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
2M ago
AUGUSTA – The summer of 2022 was a pivotal one for state Sen. Brad Farrin. The Somerset County Republican from Norridgewock learned of tragic news that no parent could ever imagine. It would prove to be a defining moment for him that set him on a certain path to prevent what happened to him from ever happening ..read more
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When government overreaches into our lives, we all lose
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
3M ago
By Sen. Stacey Guerin AUGUSTA – Well, we certainly dodged a speeding train on this one. LD 1735, a Democratic bill that sought to strip parents’ rights away at Maine’s border and promote child trafficking, was unanimously defeated in the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Republicans warned the public of what was easily one of the ..read more
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With the EV mandate still undecided, Maine BEP needs to hear from you
Maine Senate Republicans
by Maine Senate Republicans
3M ago
By Sen. Brad Farrin When 150 environmental activists petitioned the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) to consider adopting the Advanced Clean Cars II Program, or “California rule,” their maneuver to bypass the Legislature was both a flagrant and brazen attempt to force their progressive climate agenda upon Maine consumers. Their strategy? Forcing Mainers to buy electric vehicles, or EVs ..read more
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