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Category: Senator Millett

SENATE OVERRIDES LEPAGE VETO OF BILL TO FEED HUNGRY STUDENTS

Posted: February 11, 2014

Measure increases access to federal summer food program AUGUSTA—This morning, the Senate voted 25-10* to override Governor LePage’s veto of a...

COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND DEGREE ATTAINMENT MEASURE RECEIVES STRONG PUBLIC SUPPORT

Posted: January 29, 2014

Endorsed by students, higher ed and lending institutions alike     AUGUSTA—On Wednesday, Senate President Justin Alfond’s measure to...

EARLY CHILDHOOD MEASURE MOVES FORWARD

Posted: January 23, 2014

Measure strongly endorsed by law enforcement, educators, neuroscientists, and business community   AUGUSTA—The state’s Education and Cultural...

Portland Press Herald: Early Education, Teacher Pay Priorities for Maine Legislature’s Education Committee

Posted: January 09, 2014

Read more here: AUGUSTA - Beefing up early education, helping economically disadvantaged students and making sure teachers are paid a fair wage...

Portland Press Herald: Maine Education Committee Hopes to Introduce School Funding Reform Bill

Posted: December 12, 2013

Several lawmakers say they will push for a bill in the January session incorporating recommendations from a study on how the state funds public...

Portland Press Herald: Maine education committee hopes to introduce school funding reform bill

Posted: December 11, 2013

By Noel Gallagher Read more here Several lawmakers say they will push for a bill in the January session incorporating recommendations from a study...

LEPAGE GAG ORDER CONTINUES

Posted: December 10, 2013

Ongoing Department no-shows hinder lawmakers’ efforts to solve problems AUGUSTA – The LePage administration’s obstructionism and interference...

Portland Press Herald: Maine Voices: Investment in early childhood education is key to Maine children’s future

Posted: November 15, 2013

By Rebecca Millett and Bruce MacDonald Read more here Democrats plan a push to expand access to voluntary pre-K statewide to give kids a strong...

South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Sentry: Guest Column: Bond Package Invests in Future

Posted: September 16, 2013

By Sen. Rebecca Millett Read more here I recently returned to Augusta for a special legislative session to vote on a robust bond package providing...

Press Herald: Bowen steps down as Maine education chief

Posted: August 19, 2013

By Noel Gallagher Read more here AUGUSTA — The state's education chief, a one-time schoolteacher who spearheaded significant education...