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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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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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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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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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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