In March of 2013, Christine sponsored a bill to improve and expand the "Circuit Breaker Program," which provided property tax relief to homeowners and renters. Many testified in favor of Christine's bill to provide tax relief, including the Roman Catholic Diocese, the American Association of Retired People and the Maine Center for Economic Policy [MECEP]. Nobody testified in opposition. Her bill, L.D. 816, was reintroduced by House Speaker Mark Eves as LD 1751, which was signed into law on April 22nd, 2014. Read more HERE.
Powers’ bill, L.D. 1691, cracks down on unlicensed payday loans from online lenders. Under current law, these lenders are able to freely access borrowers’ bank accounts through U.S.-based middlemen who process electronic money transfers. Powers’ measure makes it illegal to process the electronic transactions that these unlicensed lenders use to access borrowers’ bank accounts. Christine's bill was signed into law on March 17th, 2014. Read more HERE.
Christine lives and works in the heart of the Sebago Lake Region and knows how important our lakes are to our local economy and livelihood. That is why she is working hard to protect Maine's environment. Read more about the recent passage of the lakes protection bill HERE.
State Rep. Christine Powers
Christine is serving her first term in the Maine House of Representatives and is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation. She directs the Naples Public Library and has been a member of the Naples Board of Selectmen for the past seven years.
Powers has served on the boards of the Lakes Environmental Association and the local chapter for Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing with her two yellow labs, Scooter and Varitek.
Powers has one daughter, Kelsey.