My late start high school bill is featured on WGME 13

My late start high school bill is featured on WGME 13

WGME 13 interviewed me about LD 711, my late start high school bill.

You can see the interview here:

http://www.wgme.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/brunswick-lawmaker-proposes-later-start-high-school-day-26291.shtml#.VQGqbWR4odU

 

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Daughtry bill would tackle student health fees in the UMaine system

Daughtry bill would tackle student health fees in the UMaine system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 26, 2015

Contact: Ann Kim [Daughtry], 287-1488

Daughtry bill would tackle student health fees in the UMaine system

Bill would make college more affordable

AUGUSTA – Rep. Mattie Daughtry, D-Brunswick, has submitted legislation that would make it easier for students in the University of Maine system to avoid a student health fee that is often unnecessary.

Daughtry’s measure would allow students to choose whether or not they want to purchase the services covered by the fee.

“Right now, students automatically get charged each semester …

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Two Letters to the Editors by two inspiring women!

A big thank you to Susan Stoddard and Teresa Gillis for writing such amazing letters to the editors. I look up to both of these women so these pieces mean a lot to me. Thank you!

Daughtry exactly what we need

In just her first term, Matthea Daughtry has been a dedicated, engaged, innovative, passionate, energetic and effective legislator. As a person, she has integrity, compassion, intelligence and a good sense of humor. So, why wouldn’t we all want to send her back for another term?! Seems …

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PRESS: Cost of higher education draining Mainers

PRESS: Cost of higher education draining Mainers

The Portland Press Herald is doing a multi-part series on college debt. They profiled me for the first article, which I have copied below:

Cost of higher education draining Mainers: 

Soaring student debt impacts the economy, with graduates putting off life investments as they struggle to repay loans.

PORTLAND, ME - For years, Cassie Harris has been scrimping to chip away at her $50,000 in student loan debt – living at home after graduation, taking odd jobs, getting health care at a free clinic and putting off big purchases.

She …

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Two more letters to the editor!

Thank you to Dan Ankeles and Sue Stableford for your kind letters to the editor in the Forecaster.

Re-elect Brunswick’s Daughtry to the House

Two years ago, I wrote to support Democrat Mattie Daughtry for state representative. I predicted that she would be an all-star on the Education Committee and would advocate fiercely for Brunswick’s public schools.

Thankfully, my prediction came true. Rep. Daughtry stopped the governor’s plan to end the state’s policy of sharing its revenue with towns like Brunswick. If Daughtry and her colleagues hadn’t succeeded, …

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Thank you Gaetan Davis for your Letter to the Editor!

Thank you Gaetan for your fantastic Letter to the Editor!

Re-elect Daughtry

I would like to encourage all voters in the new District 49 to re- elect Matthea (Mattie) Daughtry to the Maine House of Representatives. For the past two years, Mattie has effectively represented Brunswick’s District 66 on many issues of importance to citizens of the town. She has worked tirelessly as a member of the Education Committee to improve educational opportunities for all Mainers both at the local and college levels. Mattie is currently Chair …

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Wonderful Letters to the Editor!

Thank you to C. W. Freedner for her kind letter to the editor in the Times Record:

Mattie Daughtry has served well!

As a resident of the old State House District 63, I was delighted to discover that all of the southern part of Brunswick is now part of HD 49, because now I can vote for Matthea Daughtry for State Representative. Check out the new district maps at www.brunswickme.org/wpcontent/ uploads/2014/05/H ouseDistricts2014.pdf. If you live south or west of Maine Street or Mere Point Road, chances are …

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PRESS RELEASE: Commission to study college affordability holds second meeting

PRESS RELEASE: Commission to study college affordability holds second meeting

Commission tasked with exploring options to reduce the cost of higher education

August 26, 2014

AUGUSTA — The commission to study college affordability convened today in Augusta for its second meeting to discuss strategies for making college more affordable in Maine.

At today’s meeting, the commission focused on the concept of affordability and the ability of Maine’s current tuition and financial aid structure to maximize student success. A panel discussion was held on the State of Maine Grant program, a need-based program that provides grants to undergraduate students. …

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PRESS RELEASE: Commission to study college affordability holds first meeting

PRESS RELEASE: Commission to study college affordability holds first meeting

AUGUSTA — The college affordability commission held its first meeting Tuesday to begin its work examining strategies to make college more affordable and increase degree attainment for Maine students.

“Many Mainers recognize the importance of a college degree in this changing, competitive 21st century economy,” said Democratic Senator Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth, the Senate Chair of the Commission. “Degree affordability will directly impact whether our children and our neighbors can pursue higher education. I am delighted to have so many smart, talented, and motivated people …

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NEWS: Daughtry Appointed to be House Chair of College Affordability Commission

NEWS: Daughtry Appointed to be House Chair of College Affordability Commission

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been appointed to be the House Chair of the Commission to Study College Affordability and College Completion!

The thirteen-member commission was created with the passage of LD 1849, “Resolve, To Establish the Commission to Study College Affordability and College Completion.” College Affordability was a key issue for the Youth Caucus this past session. I drafted and gave testimony for the Youth Caucus on the two affordability bills that were before the Education Committee. You can read that testimony by clicking here. If you …

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