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Duchesne, Dunphy earn highest score on education votes

Maine Education Association releases 2018 legislative scorecard

June 12, 2018

AUGUSTA – Reps. Bob Duchesne, D-Hudson, and Michelle Dunphy, D-Old Town, received 100-percent ratings on education votes in the newly released Maine Education Association 2018 legislative scorecard.

“Communities need state-level support for investing in our kids’ futures and relieving pressure on property taxpayers. I will always support Maine schools and work to make sure we’re giving students the best education possible,” said Dunphy.

The scorecard took into account 12 key votes from 2018. The bills included measures to strengthen water testing requirements in schools, restore funding for school-based health centers that provide care for students and help schools make security upgrades to keep students safe.

Lawmakers were also scored on a vote to extend the legislative session by up to five days. The routine extension was blocked by 66 House Republicans, leaving a number of measures impacting public schools and students unresolved.

View the scorecard online here.

Duchesne, who is serving his sixth term in the House, represents Alton, Argyle, Corinth, Hudson and Milford. Dunphy is serving her second term and represents Old Town and Penobscot Indian Island.

Contact:

Amy Sylvester [Duchesne, Dunphy], 287-1430, c. 592-8685