Author: Aaron Chadbourne

Trade Mission to Japan

On December 14th, 2015, Aaron Chadbourne represented Governor LePage at an event to present a commendation from the Foreign Minister of Japan to the Friends of Amori. Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling spoke at the event, as did the Consul General of Japan, Tsutomu Himeno, who met with Governor LePage earlier in the day to review the proclamations. Last fall, Governor… Read more →

Maine’s Veterans’ Pension Income Tax Exemption – FAQ

Our nation’s veterans earned our respect through a career of public service and sacrifice, and Governor Paul R. LePage wants to make Maine an attractive destination for both current and future military retirees. Earlier this year, the governor proposed a comprehensive two-year budget that contained an important provision that fully eliminated the income tax on military pensions. Below are some… Read more →

Honoring Our Veterans: A Brief Summary of 2016 Maine Tax Changes

Our nation’s veterans earned our respect through a career of public service and sacrifice. As a result, Governor Paul R. LePage strives to turn Maine into an attractive destination for both current and future military retirees. Earlier this year, the governor proposed a comprehensive two-year budget that contained a number of significant tax reform proposals. While many of the governor’s… Read more →

New Adjutant General confirmed for the State of Maine

Today the Maine State Senate confirmed Governor LePage’s nominee, Col. Doug Farnham of Bangor to serve as the next Adjutant General and Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management. Below is the testimony that I presented on behalf of the Governor to the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on Friday, January 15.   TESTIMONY BEFORE THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE… Read more →

Constitutional Concealed Carry

One of the most consequential laws passed earlier this year by the 127th Maine Legislature went into effect on October 15. Sponsored by republican state Senator Eric Brakey of Auburn, the new law allows legal gun owners over 21 years of age, or current military members aged 18 or older, to carry concealed firearms without requiring permits issued by the… Read more →

Election Day.

Today is Election Day. Below is a message from Maine Governor Paul LePage in which he highlights the importance of educating and empowering yourself before heading to the polls.     On November 3, Mainers will have the opportunity to answer three statewide questions. The questions are relatively easy to understand. However, the old adage, the devil is in the details is… Read more →