Category: Veterans

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Connecting our Maine Veterans with the Services they Deserve  

Governor LePage recently announced a thrilling new initiative to benefit the brave men and women of Maine who have given their lives in service to the country. A new easy-to-navigate website will connect veterans to governmental programs. As we head into the Memorial Weekend, let’s honor our veterans. Visit www.maine.gov/veterans today! Read the transcript of the announcement below and tune in on Soundcloud. Hello, this… Read more →

Vietnam Veterans Honored at Togus Ceremony

When David Smith first came home from service in Vietnam, he built a wall around him. He didn’t talk to people about his experience because he didn’t expect to be thanked. Now, years later, the Togus hospital of VA Maine Health Care Systems joined 300 others across the country to formally honor the efforts of Vietnam vets. Leaders of VA Maine… 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 →