Pres. Jackson slams Republicans for silencing the voices of Mainers

AUGUSTA–On Monday, the Maine Legislature convened to consider critical investments in Maine’s transportation infrastructure, economy, natural resources and energy efficiency. Bond proposals must receive a two-thirds vote of the members present to go before Maine voters in November. The Legislature overwhelmingly approved a $105 million transportation bond, which will support upgrades to roads and bridges […]

President Jackson releases statement ahead of special session

Augusta, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation today calling for a special legislative session to be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019, to consider transportation, infrastructure and economic development, environmental protection, and land conservation bonds. “With thousands of households and small businesses struggling with poor internet, with Mainers navigating aging roads and […]

President Jackson to hold additional office hours in September

AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, will hold public office hours at three locations in central Aroostook County on Monday, September 16. “While there is always more work to do, I’m proud of the progress we made this session to reduce pressure on property taxes, hold Big Pharma accountable and support good-paying jobs in […]

President Jackson to hold public office hours in September

AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, will hold public office hours at three locations in the St. John Valley on September 6. “With the Legislature adjourned for the year, I think it’s important to be available to hear from constituents and answer any questions they have,” said President Jackson. “Whether you are having a […]

President Jackson raises concerns over sale of Emera Maine

AUGUSTA—Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, joined lawmakers, labor advocates, and both Emera Maine consumers and employees to raise concerns over the sale of Emera Maine to the Canadian utility company, Enmax. Major concerns include Enmax’s financial health, history of overbilling customers and the recent layoff of 80 workers in Calgary. Other speakers included Rep. Seth […]

Maine’s leadership on prescription drugs spurs federal action

AUGUSTA — Following the passage of a new Maine law, sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to lower the cost of prescription drugs by developing a wholesale prescription drug importation program with Canada, the federal government announced that it would adopt rules that would allow states to implement wholesale importation programs. Other states that […]

President Jackson earns perfect attendance record in 2019 Legislative Session

AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, earned a perfect attendance and voting record during the recently concluded legislative session. He is one of 21 Senate Democrats to receive a perfect attendance score. “This session, I had the great honor of being elected Senate President and vowed that I would continue to fight for the […]

Jackson proposal to fund rural hospitals becomes law

AUGUSTA—A proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to fund rural hospitals and ambulance services was signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday. Legislation from Sen. Jay McCreight, D-Harpswell, was amended to fund initiatives in LD 915, “An Act To Provide Adequate Reimbursement under MaineCare for Ambulance and Neonatal Transport Services” and LD 1350, “An Act To Improve […]

Jackson bill to fund Mainers Feeding Mainers program becomes law

AUGUSTA—Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to bolster hunger relief efforts and support local farms, was signed into law on Friday. The bill – LD 786, “An Act To Reduce Hunger and Promote Maine Agriculture” – would renew the Mainers Feeding Mainers, which funds a partnership between local farms and food banks to reduce food insecurity. […]