President Jackson introduces legislation to increase funding for Maine School of Science and Mathematics

AUGUSTA – Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, introduced legislation to increase funding for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics at public hearing before the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on Tuesday. “Maine School of Science and Mathematics is an asset to our state. It offers an affordable high-quality STEM education that benefits students and […]

Senate President Jackson shares MaineDOT 2024 work plan for state bridge and road projects

AUGUSTA – Senate President Jackson, D-Allagash, is pleased to announce the details of Maine’s three-year transportation infrastructure work plan, and what it means for Senate District 1. The plan is released annually with an outline of the Maine Department of Transportation’s strategy for road, bridge and other transportation upgrades and maintenance projects. “The maintenance and upkeep of […]

Judiciary committee unanimously advances Jackson measure to improve access to substance use disorder treatment programs 

AUGUSTA – An amended proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, which seeks to improve access to treatment and recovery programs available through the courts, earned unanimous support from the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The measure is part of an ongoing effort to establish a treatment and recovery court in Aroostook County. “A treatment […]

President Jackson proposes legislation to repair Loring Arch Hangar

AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, introduced legislation in an effort to preserve and repair the historic Loring Arch Hangar at the former Air Force base in Limestone. LD 1998, “An Act to Transfer the Arch Hangar at the Former Loring Air Force Base to the Loring Air Museum,” proposes transferring 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 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 […]

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 […]