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Gov. Paul LePage signed several legislative proposals aimed at improving the of services benefitting Maine veterans and provide tuition assistance to members of the Maine National Guard April 14, 2016. Maine now joins other states in the effort to keep qualified young people in the state. Governor LePage said “Our veterans give so much to our state and nation and ask for so little in return.” He said, “I am proud to sign this bill into a law.”

Gov. Paul LePage is offering the University of Maine System a $7.2 million proposal: his plan includes about $4.65 million to offset a possible 2.3 percent tuition hike and $2.5 million for Early College programs for high school students, pre-law programs, and scholarships for adult learners. As the governor’s education policy adviser, Aaron Chadbourne speaks to the LePage’s dedication to these changing, stating, “he’s very firm in his commitment to the university system.” 

 

The LePage administration formally announced several policy advisers. Aaron Chadbourne will serve as senior policy adviser. He will advise the governor on regulations and legislation concerning education, defense,  veterans taxation, and emergency management and government operations.

Created in 1986 to honor the 100th anniversary of the Coca-Cola company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards up to $20,000 to 250 to high school seniors every year. Chadbourne was one of those hopeful high school seniors back in 2002, and has since been able to achieve his dreams of attending Harvard thanks to the support of the scholarship.