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Logging law protects Maine jobs

Posted: April 25, 2011

BANGOR DAILY NEWS By Troy Jackson, Special to the BDN Posted April 17, 2011, at 7:13 p.m. The majority party and our governor have put Maine...

BDN-Senate nixes penalties for hiring Canadian loggers

Posted: April 25, 2011

Senate nixes penalties for hiring Canadian loggers By Kevin Miller, BDN Staff AUGUSTA, Maine — The debate over Canadian loggers working in the...

Mural’s planned removal heats up labor dispute

Posted: March 23, 2011

... Sen. Troy Jackson, an Allagash Democrat and logger heavily involved in labor issues, said the mural’s planned removal is just one more hostile...

Senator Jackson at AFL-CIO Lobby Day

Posted: March 22, 2011

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Majority of Senate Democrats Vote Against Newly Confirmed Education Commissioner

Posted: March 03, 2011

Ten Maine Democratic Senators voted against Steve Bowen’s nomination to lead Maine’s Department of Education citing concerns about Bowen’s lack...

LePage budget has opponents organizing in St. John Valley

Posted: March 02, 2011

... Sen. Jackson said, "It's $524 million of your money that's coming out, and $204 million is going to rich people."  Jackson added, "To turn...

LePage cabinet may be on way to be oldest over

Posted: February 13, 2011

... Philip Congdon, 69, a retired engineer who worked in the LePage campaign, is the new Economic and Community Development Commissioner. Testifying...

Unions see threat in dues proposal

Posted: February 13, 2011

... Democrats still oppose the measure, and the state AFL-CIO has identified the fight as its top priority. "I just don't know how anyone can say,...

Aroostook County lawmakers want hearing on foreign labor logging issue

Posted: February 08, 2011

... “It will be rescheduled,” Dorrer said. “It has to be scheduled because that is the law.” But Rep. John Martin of Eagle Lake and Sen....