Buy American and Build Maine Act clears the Senate on initial votes

Troy speaks on the Senate floor wearing an American flag tie

AUGUSTA – Today, the Maine Senate approved legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to establish the Buy American and Build Maine Act in a vote of 22-12. LD 1983, “An Act to Establish the Maine Buy American and Build Maine Act” would give preference to Maine-based businesses, workers and American manufacturing when the state awards procurement […]

Committee endorses Jackson bill to keep Portland Sea Dogs in Maine

Hadlock Field in the evening

The bill establishes a tax credit to help make city-owned Hadlock Field ADA accessible, support good-paying jobs and incentivize millions in capital investment  AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Taxation Committee endorsed a modest tax credit sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support upgrades to city-owned Hadlock Field and keep the Portland Sea Dogs in […]

President Jackson’s Buy American and Build Maine Act clears committee along party lines

AUGUSTA – Last week, the Legislature’s State and Local Government endorsed a proposal from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to establish the Maine Buy American and Build Maine Act.  LD 1983, “An Act to Establish the Maine Buy American and Build Maine Act” would give preference to Maine-based businesses, workers and American manufacturing when the state […]

Jackson bill to support child care providers clears committee with unanimous support

President Jackson photographed with child care providers at Youth and Family Outreach in Portland

AUGUSTA – Last week, the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support child care providers. The amended proposal, LD 2199, “An Act to Ensure Subsidy Reimbursements and Emergency Financial Assistance for Certain Child Care Providers” would improve the child care affordability program to align payment practices with […]

Committee advances Jackson bill to support Maine state and federal workers during a prolonged government shutdown

Troy speaks to workers gathered at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, the Maine Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee advanced a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to support state and federal workers during prolonged government shutdowns. The vote was 7-4 with Republican committee members voting against the proposal.  “When a federal shutdown occurs, the federal workers living in […]

President Jackson introduces bill to support child care providers

AUGUSTA – On Tuesday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, introduced legislation to support child care providers at a public hearing before the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee. LD 2199, “An Act to Ensure Subsidy Reimbursements and Emergency Financial Assistance for Certain Child Care Providers” would improve the child care affordability program and establish an emergency fund […]

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 […]

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 […]