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 […]

Legislature’s Gagetown Commission highlights stories of service members and their families

Left to Right: Diane Ghering, wife of commission member Jim Ghering; Elaine Donovan, wife of commission member David Donovan; Jan McColm of Halifax; Dana Michaud of Presque Isle; Rep. Mark Babin, R-Fort Fairfield; President Jackson; Rep. Ron Russell, R-Verona Island; Don Page of Fort Fairfield; David Donovan of Fort Fairfield; and Jim Gehring of Bridgewater. […]

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 […]

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.

Senate unanimously approves Jackson bill to study exposure of Maine National Guard to harmful chemicals at Gagetown

Maine has a responsibility to serve and protect the members of the Maine National Guard who have stepped up to serve and protect our state. This means making sure that those who were exposed to harmful chemicals during training exercises or service get the care and benefits they deserve. I’ve heard from too many folks who served or had loved ones who served at Gagetown only to be left behind by their government to suffer the consequences of deadly chemical exposure. This bill is about getting answers and justice – long overdue justice.

Committee approves Jackson bill to establish Gagetown Harmful Chemical Study Commission

AUGUSTA – On Monday, Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to establish the Gagetown Harmful Chemical Study Commission, cleared the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee along party lines. LD 1597, “Resolve, to Establish the Gagetown Harmful Chemical Study Commission” would study the impacts of exposure to harmful chemicals on veterans and former National Guard members […]

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 […]

Jackson honored by County Marine Corps League

Right to left: Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Allen Murphy, President Jackson, and Commandant Vaughn Hardacker, Marine Corps League, Meo Bosse Detachment 1414. CARIBOU — On August 14, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, was recognized by the Meo Bosse Detachment 1414 of the Marine Corps League with a certificate of appreciation for his role in […]

Jackson holds veterans’ town hall in Caribou

Previous Next Snapshots from the veterans’ town hall! CARIBOU – On Sunday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, held a veterans’ town hall meeting at the Lister-Knowlton Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9389 in Caribou to provide updates on state and federal efforts to support the Caribou Veterans’ Home. Pres. Jackson was joined by Congressman Jared […]