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Category: Senator Jackson

Radio Address: Jackson says working-class families shouldn’t suffer so the ultra-rich can get a tax cut

Posted: November 30, 2017

Hello, this is Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson. Thanks for tuning in. While families in Aroostook County struggle to make ends meet,...

Radio Address: Jackson urges action to save Northern Maine logging jobs

Posted: November 02, 2017

For decades, unfair international competition has put the squeeze on the men and women in Maine’s woods. Big landowners hire Canadians to work...

New laws enacted by Senate Democrats take effect today

Posted: November 01, 2017

Leaders laud new environmental and consumer protections, public health infrastructure AUGUSTA — New laws championed by Senate Democrats take...

Senate Democrats offer condolences to Mason, Crafts families

Posted: September 06, 2017

AUGUSTA — The leadership of the Maine Senate Democrats released the following statements regarding the death of Rep. Gina Mason, R-Lisbon, mother...

Statement from Sen. Jackson regarding white supremacist rally, response from GOP leaders

Posted: August 17, 2017

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson released the following statement regarding the gathering of white supremacist hate groups in...

GOP again sides with offshoring corporations over American workers

Posted: July 20, 2017

Republican-controlled Senate kills Jackson’s “Buy America, Build Maine Act” AUGUSTA — Majority Republicans in the Maine Senate on Thursday...

Senate fails to override veto of Jackson bill to support Maine’s loggers

Posted: July 20, 2017

LD 1573 would have given preference in state contracts to timber harvested by Mainers AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday upheld a veto by...

Legislature enacts budget to end government shutdown

Posted: July 04, 2017

Final compromise puts resources in the classroom, boosts Head Start, sustains Clean Elections AUGUSTA — Early in the morning on the Fourth of...

Senate Democrats vote unanimously to avoid state shutdown

Posted: June 30, 2017

Jackson, Libby urge LePage to act quickly to avoid harm to Maine families AUGUSTA — All 17 members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted...

Maine Senate passes Jackson’s bill to lower drug costs

Posted: June 22, 2017

LD 1280 would force Big Pharma to make drugs available for generic production AUGUSTA — As the cost of prescription drugs continues to rise faster...