BDN features my comments on LD 1566 “An Act Regarding School Budgets”

BDN features my comments on LD 1566 “An Act Regarding School Budgets”

Today the Bangor Daily News featured my floor speech on LD 1566 “An Act Regarding School Budgets.” The bill was introduced by Senator Rebecca Millett (D-Cape Elizabeth) and would have enabled local school districts to use the extra education funds that were allocated in the state budget. This was a common sense measure. In fact the committee voted 11 to 2 in favor of the bill. Below is the article:

Law to ease local acceptance of additional state education money fails in House

By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, …

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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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