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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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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Youth Caucus Testimony on the College Affordability Bills

Youth Caucus Testimony on the College Affordability Bills

Today the Education Committee heard two bills regarding college affordability: Senator Justin Alfond’s LD 1703 “An Act To Increase College Affordability and the Rate of Degree Completion” and Senator Roger Katz’s LD 1702 “Resolve, Directing the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System To Study the Establishment of a Pilot Program Based on Oregon’s “Pay Forward, Pay Back” Model of Funding Public Postsecondary Education.”

Both bills seek to address the epidemic of college debt in Maine and also directed the state to look …

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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 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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