2019-01-11 / Community

Senator to lead committee

Sen. Rebecca Millett (D-Cape Elizabeth) was appointed by Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Allagash, to be chairman of the Joint Standing Committee for Education and Cultural Affairs for the 129th Legislative session.

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee focuses on the Department of Education; the State Board of Education; school finance, governance, and administration; teachers and administrators; special education and child development services; adult education; the University of Maine System; the Maine Community College System, as well as other cultural fairs and education issues.

Millett also will serve on the Legislature’s new Innovation, Development, Economic and Commerce Committee, which is responsible for forward-looking economic development, research and development, and higher education affordability.

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