Daughtry bill would tackle student health fees in the UMaine system

Daughtry bill would tackle student health fees in the UMaine system

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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: Maine could eliminate tuition costs for students with ‘pay it forward’ model from Oregon

PRESS: Maine could eliminate tuition costs for students with ‘pay it forward’ model from Oregon

Maine could eliminate tuition costs for students with ‘pay it forward’ model from Oregon

Bangor Daily News, January 29, 2014

By Mario Moretto (Photo by Troy Bennett)

AUGUSTA, Maine — College is expensive, and many Mainers, like students around the country, have to borrow a lot of money to earn a degree.

But imagine attending a two- or four-year college or university in Maine without having to pay any tuition costs up-front. Instead, you sign a deal to pay a fixed rate of your income for a predetermined amount …

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LD 843, “An Act to Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students.”

LD 843, “An Act to Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students.”

I am proud to be a co-sponsor of LD 843 “An Act to Promote the Financial Literacy of High School Students.” The bill was introduced by my fellow co-chair of the Youth Caucus, Representative Matt Pouliot. The bill would ensure that all young Mainers leave our school system with a good grounding in financial literacy. It was a pleasure to work on this bill with Rep. Pouliot and I hope we can pass this important measure. 

You can read a great article about the bill and …

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