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 along with Representative Matt Pouliot. Watch by clicking HERE!

Maine’s economy continues to struggle. Strengthening the middle class and reviving our state’s economy will be at the forefront of all discussions held at the State House.

Democrats have assembled a bipartisan panel – the Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future – with the goal of growing our economy in both the short and long term. This committee will ensure the Legislature maintains its focus on improving our state’s economy.

Recently, the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee finished its work on the supplemental budget for the current fiscal year. It then went to the House and Senate for votes and passed easily.

The governor’s proposed supplemental budget called for cuts to crucial programs, including the elimination of funding for the program that helps elderly Mainers afford their prescription medications. With the hard work of Appropriations Committee members many of these programs, our must vulnerable Mainers depend on, were reinstated.

Finally, I’d like to keep you all in the loop with more of the legislation I’ve submitted.

  • A bill that requires all schools to adopt the United States Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Standards – better air quality for children.
  • A bill that would make “Agriculture Studies” a part of Maine curricula – giving students the opportunity to better understand our Maine roots.

Please contact me with any questions, comments or concerns you have in regards to your state government. I can be reached by email at mattie@mattiedaughtry.com.

Best wishes,

Mattie

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Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, a Brunswick native, is the State Representative for the Maine House District 66

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