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 […]

Senate sends responsible bipartisan budget to governor’s desk

t’s hard to overstate what this budget will mean for working-class families. It is a budget that answers the call of the moment and delivers for parents on child care, paid family and medical leave, and the dependent tax credit, making it just a little easier for folks to make ends meet. It will give those of us who live in rural areas peace of mind knowing that when we call 9-1-1, we can count on emergency medical services professionals to show up in our hour of need.

Pres. Jackson introduces legislation to grow Maine’s health care workforce

To ensure that Maine people can continue to get the care they deserve, we must take bold action to support health care workers already providing critical care and do more to attract and retain individuals to work in this field in Maine. LD 1797 will help build a health care workforce that meets the needs of Maine families and communities by expanding programs that are already doing this important work.

Pres. Jackson proposes legislation to protect access to psychiatric care north of Bangor

It’s hard to put into words what these funding cuts would mean for folks who need this care or have loved ones who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The closest alternative option is in Bangor — more than four hours away. Ensuring that in-patient psychiatric care remains in Fort Kent is vital to the health and well-being of families in a region where access to care is already limited. This bill would allow Northern Maine Medical Center to continue providing critical care to folks experiencing a mental health crisis.

Pres. Jackson, Senate Dem Leaders condemn anti-abortion ruling

I know people across this state and country are scared as the outrageous and malicious rulings continue to pile up. But all I can promise is this: Maine Senate Democrats will fight to protect your fundamental rights. We will hold the line against harmful anti-abortion legislation, and we will work to ensure that you have the resources and ability to exercise your right to an abortion.