Some of the 53 newly elected legislators take the oath of office at the swearing-in ceremony at the Maine State House in Augusta, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Republicans now hold the majority in the Senate, but Democrats remain in control of the House. After lawmakers took their oaths, Democratic Rep. Mark Eves was re-elected speaker of the House. Republican Michael Thibodeau, who served as Senate minority leader last session, was elected president of the chamber. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

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