Gov. Mill’s signs legislation allowing the use of PLAs in public works projects

AUGUSTA—A bill sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, authorizing the use of project labor agreements in public works projects was signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday. The new law – LD 1564, “An Act To Authorize Project Labor Agreements for Public Works Projects” – gives public authorities complete discretion to determine when to […]

Jackson introduces bill requiring responsible contracting for public works

AUGUSTA—Legislation from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, to require the use of responsible contracting in all public works projects received a public hearing before the Legislature’s Labor and Housing Committee on Wednesday. The bill – LD 1639, “An Act To Require Comprehensive Responsible Contracting Practices for Public Construction Projects” – would ensure all public works contracts go […]