My First Bill: LD 668 “An Act to Make Agriculture Studies a Part of the Maine Curriculum”

My First Bill: LD 668 “An Act to Make Agriculture Studies a Part of the Maine Curriculum”

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that I will be introducing my first bill on Thursday and I’m very excited. LD 668 “An Act to Make Agriculture Studies a Part of the Maine Curriculum” would ensure that all Maine students learn about Maine’s proud farming heritage and develop an understanding of where their food comes from and how it gets to their plates. My goal with this bill is to strengthen our students connections with the natural world and the world of farming. …

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Public Hearing about Revenue Sharing and Governor LePage’s Proposed Biennial Budget

Public Hearing about Revenue Sharing and Governor LePage’s Proposed Biennial Budget

When and Where?

Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Room 228, State House

What is the Biennial Budget?

Unlike in some other states, Maine passes a budget for two fiscal years. According to Maine’s constitution, the state must have a balanced budget. If state continues spending and taxing the way it is now, it would run a $756 million deficit over the course of the next two fiscal years. These estimates are reflections of a structural gap between the revenues the state collects and the programs it promises to …

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Legislative Update: Supplemental Budget, Young Legislators featured on WCSH6 and Upcoming Office Hours

Legislative Update: Supplemental Budget, Young Legislators featured on WCSH6 and Upcoming Office Hours

I hope everyone’s school vacation week went well. I wanted to let you know that I’ll be holding Office Hours, March 2, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Little Dog Coffee Shop. I’d love it if you’d stop by and talk with me in person.

Recently I was interviewed by Rob Caldwell, from “207.” My interview was part of a story on the 13 legislators under 30 who created the bipartisan “Youth Caucus.” We are focusing on solutions to issues affecting young Mainers. I am Co-Chair of the Caucus …

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Introducing my new intern: Helen White!

Introducing my new intern: Helen White!

I wanted to introduce you all to my talented intern, Helen White. Helen is a Senior at Bowdoin and I am sure we will see amazing things from her! Below is a little bit about her:

Hello Everyone!

My name is Helen White and I’m a current senior at Bowdoin College. I couldn’t be more excited to be interning for Representative Daughtry this semester! I’m originally from Derby, VT, a town of about 4,000 people about a mile from the Canadian Border.

Since getting to Bowdoin in 2009, …

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Public Hearing About the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (LD 243: “Resolved, To Direct the Department of Education to Amend its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students”)

Public Hearing About the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools (LD 243: “Resolved, To Direct the Department of Education to Amend its Rules Regarding Restraint of Students”)

This is not a statement of my opinion on the matter, instead it is meant to be a neutral explanation of the bill before our committee. I am aiming to receive commentary and opinions from anyone who is interested. The personal testimony I get really helps me shape my legislative decisions. This bill deals with a highly important issue and will require thorough and careful discussion.

When and Where?

2:00pm Wednesday February 20, 2013

Room 202, Cross State Office Building

What is LD 243?

LD 243, “Resolved, To Direct the …

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Public Hearing About Gun Safety Courses in Schools (LD 93: “An Act To Require Public Secondary Schools To Offer a Course in Gun Safety and Handling”)

Public Hearing About Gun Safety Courses in Schools (LD 93: “An Act To Require Public Secondary Schools To Offer a Course in Gun Safety and Handling”)

Hi Everyone!

Sorry about the delayed notice on this bill. I’ve unfortunately been quite ill the past week and just had my first day back in Augusta today! But I still wanted to let you all know about LD 93 “An Act To Require Public Secondary Schools To Offer a Course in Gun Safety and Handling,” which we will be having a public hearing for tomorrow at 2 pm. Below you will find information on the bill and the public hearing. If you can’t make it to …

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Legislature’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee Will Hold Public Forum Tomorrow to Review Essential Programs & Services School Funding Laws

Legislature’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee Will Hold Public Forum Tomorrow to Review Essential Programs & Services School Funding Laws

When and Where?

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:00pm

Room 202, Cross State Office Building

What is the Essential Programs and Services School Funding Law and why is it important?

The Essential Programs and Services (EPS) model for education funding works to ensure that all Maine students receive the resources and funding necessary to receive a quality education. For many years, per pupil spending in Maine varied wildly among school districts, leaving some students at a major disadvantage. Rather than basing education spending on what was spent the year …

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The Governor’s State of the State Address and MPBN’s Maine Capital Connection Channel

The Governor’s State of the State Address and MPBN’s Maine Capital Connection Channel

Tonight is the Governor’s State of the State Address to the Joint Convention of the Maine Legislature at 7 pm. You can watch the address live on MPBN’s new channel “Maine Capital Connection.” The channel just went live today at 10 am for our session.

Maybe if you tune in now you can see me typing this…

https://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineCapitolConnection.aspx

Should be an interesting address so make sure you tune in and watch at 7 pm!

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Legislative Update: The Beginning of the 126th Legislature

Legislative Update: The Beginning of the 126th Legislature

It’s early into the 126th legislative session and things are already in full swing. The governor’s budget proposal is monopolizing the news lately but we have a lot more on our plate.

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been appointed to the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee by Speaker of the House Mark Eves. A high quality education is something every Maine child deserves and I’m glad to have the opportunity to better serve that interest. I’m especially proud to be on this committee as I’m …

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Thank you Brunswick!

Thank you Brunswick!

To the town of Brunswick:

Thank you! Thank you to the voters of House District 66 for placing your trust in me and electing me to be your next State Representative.

This election was the experience of a lifetime. During the past four months, I have had the opportunity to knock on most of the doors in District 66 and to talk to people about what matters most to them. Thank you to all who opened their door to me.  I have met new people, found …

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