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 […]
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 (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 […]
Reaching a fair agreement is in everyone’s best interest. Machinists, SEIU Local 330-3 and Millwrights stand ready to negotiate in good faith. It’s time for management to return to the table and do the same with the millworkers who have kept this facility operational for generations.
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 […]
Senate President Jackson lauds President Biden’s “Make it Here” Executive Order, calls for Maine to do the same
AUBURN — Today, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Federal Research and Development in Support of Domestic Manufacturing and the United States Jobs to Encourage “Invent it Here, Make it Here” in Industries of the Future while visiting Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. The Executive Order is an attempt to ensure that inventions resulting from […]
AUBURN — Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, will join Governor Janet Mills and President Joe Biden at Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. Auburn Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of advanced textiles for extreme-heat environments located in Auburn. The company has experienced direct harm caused by unfair foreign markets and the lack of support for American manufacturing. […]
Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, intended to protect wages and improve working conditions for logging contractors became law without the Governor’s signature last week. The new laws build on previous measures put forward by President Jackson to support Maine loggers and wood haulers.
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.
Labor standards are vital in any occupation, let alone the logging industry. The state should be the gold standard for labor standards supporting the logging contractors and their employees who work on state-owned land. The state should not, however, pay membership dues to an organization that lobbies for and against bills in the Legislature.