House leadership has appointed me to the State and Local Government Committee during the next two years in the legislature.
The State and Local Government Committee handles the following as stated in the legislative handbook: State contracts and fiscal procedures; state government organization; oversight of state officials, state employees and property; administrative procedures; boards and commissions; notaries public; capitol area planning; county and regional government; county budget process; Legislature; municipal and local government; and public services. While it is not a committee I requested, I look forward to working on better collaboration between local municipalities like the City of Saco and the state.
Regardless of the committee, I will use my experiences on the State Board of Education to focus on education issues like advocating for the state’s share of funding to 55% and ensuring students have the tools they need to compete in a 21st century global economy. As promised during the campaign I will also focus my efforts on tax reform by aiming to create a fairer tax structure for the Middle Class and supporting our small business community.
School Safety - Resources for schools and families in the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Questions and Answers
Talking with Students about the Events at Sandy Hook (From the Crisis Management Institute)
One way to help those directly affected by the horrific killings on Friday, is to donate money to the victims' families and toys for the children at Sandy Hook Elementary.
My friend Mike Hennessey has worked to setup A Tribute Night for Those Lost on 12/14/12 in Newtown, CT.
By LIZ GOTTHELF
(December 8, 2012) SACO — State funding of education and local revenue sharing are among the top concerns of municipal officials and local legislators.
(NECN: Marnie Maclean) - While most new college graduates are looking for a job, Justin Chenette is looking for committee assignments at the State House in Augusta, Maine.