Pres. Jackson files bill targeting fake news websites, calls for better disclosure laws

AUGUSTA – On Thursday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, filed legislation to require “fake news” websites to publicly disclose who runs and funds the project in a clear manner on the website’s home page. The bill aims to reduce the spread of misinformation, and outright lies, in response to the increasing number of fake news websites operating […]

President Jackson, Maine Senate confirm ethics nominations

AUGUSTA — On Monday, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, reconvened the Maine Senate for a confirmation session to vote on seven gubernatorial nominations, including the nominations of Hon. Bill Schneider, Hon. David Hastings and Dennis Marble to the Maine Ethics Commission. All seven appointees were confirmed unanimously. The Senate’s action fills the two Republican vacancies […]