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Laura Mellisa Cyr

Executive Director, Kennebec Valley Council of Governments
Chapter Member: Maine SSN

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About Laura

Cyr's research focuses on public higher education funding as well as on issues of redistribution in tax policy, state politics, and grassroots communication strategies. Overarching themes in Cyr's writing include critiques of the neoliberal approach to education and threats to American middle-class education, phantom savings as budgetary stop-gaps in public policy. She serves as Executive Director of the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Maine.  

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"What Everyone with Student Loans Needs to Know about COVID and the CARES Act," Laura Mellisa Cyr, Bangor Daily News, June 2, 2020.
"Maine Lawmakers Must Again Consider Student Debt Relief," Laura Mellisa Cyr, Bangor Daily News, January 15, 2019.

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