Committee overwhelmingly endorses Jackson federal workers bill

AUGUSTA—On Tuesday, the Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee overwhelmingly endorsed a bill from Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash to support Maine’s federal workers during any government shutdown occurring this calendar year. The vote was 11-2. The bill — LD 477, “An Act To Provide Relief to Federal Employees Affected by the Federal […]

Pres. Jackson meets with Maine Credit Union, Bankers about supporting federal employees

AUGUSTA—On Wednesday, Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash met with representatives from the Maine Credit Union League and Maine Bankers Association to discuss his legislation and existing efforts to support federal workers living in Maine, who are affected by the shutdown in Washington. Jackson’s proposal — modeled after legislation recently passed in Connecticut — would […]