District: Parts of Poland and Standish, Raymond and Frye Island
Legislative service: Second term
Bill record: 13 bills, two signed, two carried over, nine dead
Tax reform: Against
Bear trapping ban: Against
Washington County slots at a tribal horse track: For
Stiffer seat belt law: Against
Increase term limits from 4 two-year terms to 6: For
As an owner of a former mill looking to redevelop, John Robinson says he has an interest in protecting small business.
This session he submitted a bill to bar financial institutions from interfering with clients’ choice of accounting, tax or audit services provider, which passed. He also submitted a bill to create a task force to review and eliminate all outdated laws affecting business owners. Legislators on the Business, Research and Economic Development Committee will visit with business owners around the state this summer to discuss regulations they find too restraining.
Another bill of his to create new safety regulations for freshwater ferry vessels was carried over for more research.
Robinson sits on the Appropriations Committee, which was charged with the task of negotiating the budget and a bond package.
“I felt my presence in Appropriations is the key to the success of no new taxes,” Robinson said.