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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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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VIDEO: District 66 Candidate Forum on Jobs and the Economy

VIDEO: District 66 Candidate Forum on Jobs and the Economy

Below is the full length video of our Candidate Forum on Jobs and the Economy. Quinby House at Bowdoin was kind enough to host the event. It was the first of three forums.

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Three wonderful letters from three inspiring women!

The Forecaster published three letters to the editor endorsing me. The letters come from three women who inspire me daily: Devon Murphy-Anderson, Sue Stableford, and Bronwen Crothers.

Devon is a senior in High School and co-organized the SPEAK OUT Women’s Issues event that was a huge success. Devon and Sophie Simmons were frustrated with the lack of involvement of their peers in the political process. The two of them created the SPEAK OUT event to try and fire people up about the importance of this election for women. …

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Senator George Mitchell endorses my campaign

Senator George Mitchell endorses my campaign

Senator George Mitchell has endorsed my campaign. Senator Mitchell was recently at the Brunswick Democratic Headquarters for an event and I got a chance to speak with him (and have my picture taken with him and my friend’s daughter Arden). I am a huge fan of Senator Mitchell’s work and I’m incredibly honored and humbled by his endorsement.

“It is so important now that we unite to restore balance to our state government. We need Mattie in Augusta, to serve the people of Maine, and to help …

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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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Two Letters to the Editor in the Forecaster

Two Letters to the Editor in the Forecaster

Today the following two letters to the editor were published on my behalf in the Forecaster:

Letter: Brunswick should send Daughtry to Augusta

The Forecaster, September 24, 2012

Brunswick needs a strong voice to represent us in House District 66. The woman with that voice is Mattie Daughtry.

Mattie, a lifelong resident of Brunswick, wants to give back to the community which has given her so much. Whether it’s making sure there is additional education funding for Brunswick; ensuring the success of the development of Brunswick Landing or striking …

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