President Jackson tours Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton

Pres. Jackson with Region Two Director Ammie London in the autobody shop. HOULTON — On Thursday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, toured the Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton. President Jackson was invited to learn more about the southern Aroostook career and technical education program by Region Two Director Ammie London.  “CTE schools […]

President Jackson highlights recent legislative wins at American Loggers Council Meeting

NEWRY — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, highlighted recent legislative wins for Maine logging contractors and wood haulers at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Loggers Council in Newry earlier this month. President Jackson was invited to speak by the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine following the passage of new laws designed to protect […]

Presiding Officers condemn hateful demonstrations, highlight civil rights resources

AUGUSTA — In response to the hateful demonstration in Augusta on Saturday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, and House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross, D-Portland, issued the following statement: “On Saturday, a small handful of individuals belonging to a white nationalist organization gathered in Augusta to partake in what appears to be an ugly demonstration of […]

President Jackson speaks at White House Child Care Summit

President Jackson (right) with Rep. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth at White House Summit on Child Care. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, spoke to state legislative leaders from across the country about Maine’s investment in quality, affordable child care at the States Convening on Child Care hosted by the White House on Wednesday. […]

Governor signs President Jackson’s Gagetown Chemical Study into law

AUGUSTA – On Friday, Governor Janet Mills signed into law legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, creating the Gagetown Harmful Chemical Study Commission. The Commission is tasked with studying the impacts of exposure to harmful chemicals during National Guard service at the Gagetown Air Base in New Brunswick, Canada. “I’m thrilled that this long […]

President Jackson’s comprehensive child care bill clears committee

AUGUSTA — The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee endorsed an amended proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would improve access to quality, affordable child care in a party-line vote on Thursday. The proposed legislation – LD 1726, “An Act to Build Maine’s Economy by Supporting Child Care for Working Families” – would […]