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 a graduate of Brunswick’s public schools and I will work hard to strengthen our local schools.

Speaking of children, when I was younger, one of my fondest memories was being an Honorary Page.

Me as an honorary page in 1992!

When the House is convened, the Honorary Page program gives students an opportunity to participate in the law making process and to interact with Legislators. Students from elementary school through high school are invited to serve in the House Chamber as Honorary Pages when the House is in Session.

Under the supervision of the Sergeant-At-Arms and Chamber Staff, Honorary Pages have the opportunity to see what it’s like to work on the floor of the House and be part of a Legislative Session. Pages perform such duties as delivering messages to Legislators and distributing Amendments and Supplements in the Chamber.

For more information, or to sign up your son or daughter to be an Honorary Page, you may contact the Clerk’s Office 287-1400 or send me an email at mattie@mattiedaughtry.com.

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

  • A joint resolution asking the United States Supreme Court to reconsider and overturn the Citizens United decision.
  • A bill that requires public charter schools and virtual public charter schools to operate as nonprofit organizations.
  • And a bill that prohibits the use of coal tar-sealant, which is extremely bad for our environment.

I believe these bills will help to move Maine in the right directions. I have many bills in and as they come out I will share them with you.

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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