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.

Legislature enacts commonsense current services budget

Our job as elected officials is to represent the people who have placed their faith and trust and fight for their best interests. That is not something I take lightly. For me, this responsible baseline budget is about keeping our promise to Maine people — a promise to fund rural hospitals, a promise to fully fund our schools, a promise to make sure no child has to learn on an empty stomach and a promise to provide meaningful property tax relief. These are initiatives are foundational to the health, well-being, and success of Maine’s people and economy. Tonight, the Legislature followed through on that promise.

Pres. Jackson announces Senate Committee Assignments

AUGUSTA — Today, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, announced Senate committee assignments for the 131st Maine Legislature. There are 17 joint-standing committees, a new Joint Select Committee on Housing, the Government Oversight Committee, and several Senate standing committees.  Lawmakers are assigned to legislative committees by the presiding officers based on their interest, experience, professional background or […]

Long-term care trade group honors Jackson

The Maine Health Care Association honored Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, with a 2022 Legislative Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual Fall Health Care Conference & Expo in Rockport, citing his support for long-term care facilities and direct care workers.

Jackson named 2022 Legislator of the Year by Maine Council on Aging

Today, the Maine Council on Aging named Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, as the recipient of the 2022 Legislator of the Year Award. The award recognizes his longstanding commitment to improving the health, safety and economic security of older Mainers. President Jackson will be honored along with four other award recipients at the Council’s annual Wisdom Summit later this month.

Gov. Mills signs Jackson small business rate relief bill into law

AUGUSTA — On Monday, Governor Janet Mills signed into law legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to help small businesses hit the hardest by electric rate increases. The new law is part of a suite of laws put forward by Legislative Democrats to provide direct rate relief, cut bureaucratic red tape for existing energy relief programs, and […]

Jackson, Legislative Democrats unveil plan to help Mainers heat their homes, keep the lights on

Maine people expect solutions from their elected officials, not excuses or finger-pointing. That’s why Legislative Democrats have come together to provide relief now and lower prices in the long term. With this plan, we can ensure that Mainers can afford to not just stay in their homes but heat their homes and keep the lights on while also providing for their families. We can also make sure small business owners can afford to pay their energy bills, keep their doors open and contribute to our economy.