Committee Unanimously approves Jackson bill to improve child abuse reporting

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee endorsed a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to improve the reporting of child abuse and neglect in situations where multiple government agencies have jurisdiction. The vote was unanimous of members present. “Every child deserves to grow up in a healthy and safe […]

President Jackson, Senator Rotundo release statements on revenue forecasting report

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Maine Revenue Forecasting Committee released a preliminary revenue forecast report that includes an additional $139 million in general fund revenues for this fiscal year and $125 million for state fiscal year 2025.  Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, and Senator Peggy Rotundo, D-Lewiston, Chair of the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs […]

Legislature’s Gagetown Commission highlights stories of service members and their families

Left to Right: Diane Ghering, wife of commission member Jim Ghering; Elaine Donovan, wife of commission member David Donovan; Jan McColm of Halifax; Dana Michaud of Presque Isle; Rep. Mark Babin, R-Fort Fairfield; President Jackson; Rep. Ron Russell, R-Verona Island; Don Page of Fort Fairfield; David Donovan of Fort Fairfield; and Jim Gehring of Bridgewater. […]

President Jackson releases statement on draft offshore wind plan

AUGUSTA —  Last week, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released a draft plan for wind energy development n the Gulf of Maine that excludes nearly all of Lobster Management Area 1. The draft plan reflects the intent of the 131st Maine Legislature. Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, released the following statement in support of the […]

Pres. Jackson honors Mapleton resident named Forest Service Employee of the Year

AUGUSTA – On Friday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, honored Ranger Carson Hartman of Mapleton with a legislative sentiment for being named 2022 Employee of the Year from the Forest Protection Division of the Maine Forest Service.  “At a time when wildfires and other natural disasters have become more prevalent in neighboring states and provinces, […]

Pres. Jackson meets with Aroostook County Community Service Providers

President Jackson (center) with Regan Cyr, CEO of Northern Aroostook Alternatives Inc, and Steve Richards, Executive Director of the Central Aroostook Association. PRESQUE ISLE — Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, met with community service providers supporting Mainers with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. The meeting was organized […]

Pres. Jackson celebrates Franco-American heritage following UMaine lecture

President Jackson (second from right) reflects on discrimination experienced by Maine Acadians in the St. John Valley. ORONO — Last week, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, reflected upon the St. John Valley’s Acadian heritage at a roundtable led by Dr. Susan Pinette, a professor of modern language and director of the Franco-American Programs at the […]

Pres. Jackson names Caribou resident to CTE Task Force

AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, has named David Keaton of Caribou to a task force established by the Legislature to study the creation of a comprehensive career and technical education program.  “If we are serious about equipping students with the skills and experience to pursue good-paying jobs after high school, lawmakers need to […]