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Category: Senator Jackson

LAWMAKERS STAND ALONGSIDE MAINERS WHOSE ‘LIVES ARE ON THE LINE’

Posted: February 20, 2014

Mainers Rally to Urge Expansion of MaineCare Healthcare AUGUSTA--Today, nearly fifty people rallied at the State House urging lawmakers to expand...

TOWN LEADERS APPLAUD DEMS’ EFFORT TO FULFILL FUNDING PROMISE TO MAINE TOWNS

Posted: February 18, 2014

Bill prevents skyrocketing property tax hikes on Maine families   AUGUSTA -- Community leaders and town officials from across Maine gathered at...

Morning Sentinel: MaineCare rides to be reviewed in legislative work session on Wednesday

Posted: February 18, 2014

By Jessica Hall Read more here Legislators could proposal changes that affect the two largest providers of rides for MaineCare members The...

Weekly Radio Address: Senator Jackson says, "Democrats led on standing up for good policy and doing the right thing by keeping our promise to our towns."

Posted: February 15, 2014

Sometimes what happens in Augusta, at the State House, seems far removed from what goes on in our communities.  But this week, after about a month...

SENATE APPROVES DEMS' MEASURE TO RESTORE FUNDS TO MAINE TOWNS

Posted: February 11, 2014

Bill restores $40 million to towns to keep property taxes down   AUGUSTA—In a vote of 33-2, Senate Democrats led the charge to approve a...

SENATOR JACKSON ISSUES STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CALL TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE

Posted: January 30, 2014

AUGUSTA-- Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s call to increase the...

SENATE REPUBLICANS SUSTAIN VETO OF MAINE FOODS BILL

Posted: January 28, 2014

Bill would have supported Maine farmers, local economy AUGUSTA – Earlier today, in a 20 to 13 vote, Senate Republicans sustained Governor...

SENATOR JACKSON’S BILL TO MAKE MAINE MILLS MORE COMPETITIVE GETS PUBLIC HEARING

Posted: January 23, 2014

AUGUSTA – Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash introduced his bill to make paper mills in Maine more competitive before the Taxation...

SOLAR POWER KEY TO MAINE’S ENERGY FUTURE, SAY ADVOCATES

Posted: January 21, 2014

Environmentalists and energy experts back Vitelli’s bill to establish state solar energy goals AUGUSTA – Earlier today, environmental advocates,...

SENATE OVERRIDES GOVERNOR’S VETO OF PREVENTION FOR TOBACCO-RELATED ILLNESS

Posted: January 21, 2014

Bipartisan support to help Mainers quit smoking AUGUSTA – This morning in a 31-4 vote, the Senate voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of a...