White House Convening of State Education Leadership: December, 8, 2015

I am honored to have been invited to the White House on Tuesday, Dec. 8 to meet with other state education leaders to discuss federal education initiatives.

Here is the reading list and agenda:

Pre-reading Material

High School Redesign

Counterpoint to Gov. LePage’s remarks at Oct 6 public forum at MDI HS

Governor LePage addresses public forum at MDI High School, Bar Harbor
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Transcript from MDI HS video

Governor’s presentation:

Questions from audience:

Legislative Report: Review of 2015 session: 9/16/2015

16 September 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

With the summer now behind us, here is a review of the first legislative session which concluded in the middle of July.

In a defining way, the legislature united across many expected political divisions to override an unprecedented number of gubernatorial vetoes. I am proud of that bipartisan …

Final status of bills from 2015 legislative session

12 July 2015

BILLS ENACTED:

Sponsored bills enacted

6/13/2015 Late session budget report from Augusta

June 13, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As you may know, it’s been a very busy few weeks in the legislature.  Through the previous two weekends, I have worked closely with the Appropriations Committee as they finalized their recommendation on the biennial budget, a document which will require much compromise to gain the necessary support …

LD 1270: An Act Regarding Patient-directed Care at the End of Life: Co-sponsor’s testimony

15 May 2015

LD 1270 An Act Regarding Patient-directed Care at the End of Life
Co-sponsor’s testimony

Senator Brakey, Representative Gattine, Esteemed Members of the Health and Human Services Committee, I am Brian Hubbell, representing House District 135, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, and Lamoine, and I am before you this morning as a cosponsor of …

Progress report on legislative bills and budget recommendations

April 12, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors in House District 135,

In your state legislature, we are now just over half way through this year’s session.

1335 bills have been published to date out of the perhaps 1600 or 1700 that we will deliberate before we adjourn.

You can see a list of the bills …

College Affordability Gap Analysis

College Affordability Gap

Source: Report of the Commission to Study College Affordability and Completion Commission,  

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To facilitate their understanding of college affordability and to quantify the current ability of Maine’s college students and their families to pay for a college education in Maine, the Commission made use of an Affordability Model developed for the …

3/7/2015 Legislative report: Federal education waiver & teacher evaluations

March 7, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors in Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, and Lamoine,

As I have promised to communicate with you on positions that I take as your representative on controversial issues, I want to give you an update on the decision that Maine faces this week in relation to our regulations regarding teacher …

Testimony presenting LD 405 in support of downeast hatcheries for wild Atlantic Salmon

March 4, 2015

Testimony of Rep. Brian Hubbell

LD 405: An Act To Support Expanded Capacity for Breeding Wild Atlantic Salmon in Downeast Rivers

Before the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources

Senator Baker, Representative Kumiega, distinguished members of the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources, I am Brian Hubbell, I represent House District 135, …

Testimony presenting bill for ‘Local Solutions’ home for young adults with disabilities

19 February 2015

Senator Brakey, Representative Gattine, distinguished members of the Health and Human Services Committee, my name is Brian Hubbell, I represent House District 135, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, and Lamoine, and I am here this afternoon to present LD 205: An Act To Facilitate the Development and Operation of a Group Home for

Governor’s budget components and “retroactive incentives”

16 February 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Work has heated up considerably in your state legislature over the last month and many of you have written to me with questions and concerns about the Governor’s budget proposal.

Most legislators prefer, officially, to remain open-minded before public hearings are held.  Certainly most of us will …

Consistent Certification of Graduation Standards

9 February 2015

Senator Langley, Representative Kornfield, esteemed colleagues on the Education Committee:

I am Brian Hubbell, representing House District 135 – Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, and Lamoine – and I am before you this afternoon to present LD 3: An Act To Ensure Consistent Certification of Graduation Standards in Publicly Funded Secondary Schools.…

LD 3: An Act To Ensure Consistent Certification of Graduation Standards in Publicly Funded Secondary Schools: sponsor’s testimony

9 February 2015

Senator Langley, Representative Kornfield, esteemed colleagues on the Education Committee:

I am Brian Hubbell, representing House District 135 – Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, and Lamoine – and I am before you this afternoon to present LD 3: An Act To Ensure Consistent Certification of Graduation Standards in Publicly Funded Secondary Schools.…

Legislative report: Jeopardized federal school waiver and Governor’s priorities

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Below is my report from this past week in the legislature.  Please let me continue to hear your thoughts and concerns about state policy.

Responding to federal request for clarification on teacher evaluations

Recently, the state has received a letter from the federal Department of Education seeking clarification about Maine’s implementation …