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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Two Letters to the Editors by two inspiring women!

A big thank you to Susan Stoddard and Teresa Gillis for writing such amazing letters to the editors. I look up to both of these women so these pieces mean a lot to me. Thank you!

Daughtry exactly what we need

In just her first term, Matthea Daughtry has been a dedicated, engaged, innovative, passionate, energetic and effective legislator. As a person, she has integrity, compassion, intelligence and a good sense of humor. So, why wouldn’t we all want to send her back for another term?! Seems …

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Two more letters to the editor!

Thank you to Dan Ankeles and Sue Stableford for your kind letters to the editor in the Forecaster.

Re-elect Brunswick’s Daughtry to the House

Two years ago, I wrote to support Democrat Mattie Daughtry for state representative. I predicted that she would be an all-star on the Education Committee and would advocate fiercely for Brunswick’s public schools.

Thankfully, my prediction came true. Rep. Daughtry stopped the governor’s plan to end the state’s policy of sharing its revenue with towns like Brunswick. If Daughtry and her colleagues hadn’t succeeded, …

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Thank you Gaetan Davis for your Letter to the Editor!

Thank you Gaetan for your fantastic Letter to the Editor!

Re-elect Daughtry

I would like to encourage all voters in the new District 49 to re- elect Matthea (Mattie) Daughtry to the Maine House of Representatives. For the past two years, Mattie has effectively represented Brunswick’s District 66 on many issues of importance to citizens of the town. She has worked tirelessly as a member of the Education Committee to improve educational opportunities for all Mainers both at the local and college levels. Mattie is currently Chair …

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Wonderful Letters to the Editor!

Thank you to C. W. Freedner for her kind letter to the editor in the Times Record:

Mattie Daughtry has served well!

As a resident of the old State House District 63, I was delighted to discover that all of the southern part of Brunswick is now part of HD 49, because now I can vote for Matthea Daughtry for State Representative. Check out the new district maps at www.brunswickme.org/wpcontent/ uploads/2014/05/H ouseDistricts2014.pdf. If you live south or west of Maine Street or Mere Point Road, chances are …

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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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Civility should not be overcome by politics

Civility should not be overcome by politics

The following is an editorial that I wrote for the Times Record. It ran on May 30th, 2014:

Participation in politics is not for the faint of heart. There will always be issues that divide the major parties. Throughout the history of our democracy, politicians have brawled (both literally and figuratively) over the issues. It is essential for our democracy that we always have a healthy debate and exchange of ideas. But the days of Burr and Hamilton, Brooks and Sumner, are long gone. In the 21st century, we …

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Opinion Piece: Governor’s poor management of Maine economy has hindered recovery

Opinion Piece: Governor’s poor management of Maine economy has hindered recovery

The following is an opinion piece that I wrote for the Kennebec Journal. It was published on April 23, 2014:

Governor’s poor management of Maine economy has hindered recovery

Recently Governor Paul LePage complained that term limits enabled too many “young people with firm agendas” to serve in the Legislature, supposedly dragging down the quality of the bills that get passed.

As one of those young people he referred to, I would respond that the governor ought to be grateful that any young people have stayed in Maine …

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Help me kickstart my campaign! (It only takes $5)

Help me kickstart my campaign! (It only takes $5)

Spring is almost here (I promise this cold weather today is a lie!) and with it comes the beginning of campaign season!  I am running for my second term in the Maine Legislature. Due to re-districting I am running to represent the newly formed District 49.*  Just like last time, I’m running as a Clean Elections candidate because I believe big money should stay out of politics. In order to qualify as a Clean Elections candidate, I need to collect a quota of $5 donations from …

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