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Category: Senator Jackson

SENATE EXPANDS ACCESS TO LOWER-COST PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Posted: June 11, 2013

Measure allows use of CanaRX   AUGUSTA--Today in a 29-5 vote the Senate voted to allow Maine residents to obtain cheaper prescription drugs...

SENATE BANS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE UNEMPLOYED

Posted: June 10, 2013

Measure prevents employers from excluding unemployed workers from advertised jobs   AUGUSTA--Today,the Senate unanimously voted under the hammer...

SENATE PASSESS HEALTH CARE EXPANSION

Posted: June 06, 2013

Legislature puts politics aside to “do what’s right” for Maine people AUGUSTA—Today, with bipartisan support, the Maine Senate voted 23-12...

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES REDISTRICTING PLAN

Posted: June 05, 2013

Bipartisan plan receives more than needed two-thirds support   AUGUSTA--Today in a unanimous vote, the Senate approved maps for new districts...

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS MILITARY RECRUITERS

Posted: June 05, 2013

Dems say, All points of view should be presented AUGUSTA – In a unanimous vote, the Maine Senate passed a bill to allow military recruiters to...

Lawmakers Pass Measure to Protect Maine Loggers

Posted: June 04, 2013

Resolve would strengthen Department of Labor rules against the unethical use of foreign loggers AUGUSTA – Lawmakers in the Maine House and Senate...

Maine Lawmakers Call for Defeat of Federal Legislation Threatening Northern Maine's Economy

Posted: June 04, 2013

AUGUSTA - Assistant Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) and State Representative Charles Kenneth Theriault (D-Madawaska) today called on...

SENATE PROTECTS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR HARD-WORKING MAINERS

Posted: June 03, 2013

Measure protects benefits for those unemployed through no fault of their own AUGUSTA—Today, in a 19—15 vote, the Senate passed a bill to protect...

Senate Approves Measure from Sen. Jackson To Protect Economic Development in Rural Maine

Posted: May 30, 2013

Measure would prevent minimum population requirements in Community Development Block Grants AUGUSTA – A measure sponsored by Assistant Senate...

SENATE REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO PAY HOSPITALS, DENY HEALTHCARE TO 70,000 MAINERS

Posted: May 29, 2013

Uphold Governor’s veto of historic measure passed last week   AUGUSTA—All 15 Senate Republicans stood with Governor Paul LePage and...