Youth Caucus Testimony on the College Affordability Bills

Youth Caucus Testimony on the College Affordability Bills

Today the Education Committee heard two bills regarding college affordability: Senator Justin Alfond’s LD 1703 “An Act To Increase College Affordability and the Rate of Degree Completion” and Senator Roger Katz’s LD 1702 “Resolve, Directing the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System To Study the Establishment of a Pilot Program Based on Oregon’s “Pay Forward, Pay Back” Model of Funding Public Postsecondary Education.”

Both bills seek to address the epidemic of college debt in Maine and also directed the state to look …

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Come testify before the Appropriations Committee!

Come testify before the Appropriations Committee!

The Office of Policy and Management was charged with finding savings in the budget and throughout state government. They released a set of wide ranging proposals that contain significant cuts to our education system from funding to charter schools to technology. These cuts could have a dire impact on our state while not creating any real long term savings.

On Friday the 17th at 10 am the Appropriations Committee will be having a public hearing on the proposal. Please take a look at the report and …

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Maine Conservation Voters gives Rep. Daughtry a perfect score

Maine Conservation Voters gives Rep. Daughtry a perfect score

I am pleased to announce that I have received a perfect scorecard from Maine Conservation Voters for my first session as a legislator!

AUGUSTA – Reps. Seth Berry, Mattie Daughtry, Jennifer DeChant, Andrew Mason, and Charlie Priest, received perfect ratings for 2013 from Maine Conservation Voters, a statewide environmental advocacy group.

“When I ran for this seat, I made a commitment to keep Maine a safe and healthy place to raise our children,” said Daughtry, D-Brunswick. “Maine’s quality of place is one of our greatest strengths. It …

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Office Hours and Expanding Health Care Access

Office Hours and Expanding Health Care Access

As always, I’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding your state government please let me know. I’ll be holding my regular “Office Hours,” if you’d like to speak with me:

Saturday, June 15 at Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe, in Brunswick, from 10:00AM till 12:00PM.

If you’re unable to attend please feel free to email me at mattie@mattiedaughry.com or call me at 207-370-9871 with any questions you may have.

Accepting Federal Health Care Dollars

Accepting federal health care dollars to cover uninsured Maine …

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My bill LD 671 passes the House and Senate

My bill LD 671 passes the House and Senate

My bill LD 671 “An Act to Protect Charter Schools by Requiring Them to be Operated as Nonprofit Organizations,” has now passed the House and Senate. It now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed. We will have to wait and see what he decides to do with this bill.

Below is an article from the Bangor Daily News about my bill:

House and Senate Agree that charter schools should be totally nonprofit

by Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff, June 3rd, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that would require …

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Two more letters to the editor in the Forecaster

Two more letters to the editor in the Forecaster

I want to thank Jane Millet and Carol Wishman for their letters that were just published in the Forecaster. Thank you for your faith in me and my campaign.

Letter: Send Daughtry to Augusta

The Forecaster, October 1, 2012

I write in support of Mattie Daughtry for state representative from House District 66. Mattie is one of Brunswick’s own, graduated from Brunswick schools and has returned to contribute to the state that she loves. Her commitment to advocating for excellence in public schools will be a strong positive …

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