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Jackson bill to lower cost of prescription drugs becomes law

Jackson bill to lower cost of prescription drugs becomes law

Posted: July 05, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, which will lower the cost of prescription medicine for Maine seniors and...

RADIO ADDRESS: Fighting for a more transparent, accountable, and ethical political system

RADIO ADDRESS: Fighting for a more transparent, accountable, and ethical political system

Posted: June 29, 2018

Government is at its best when it is responsive to the people not special interests and lobbyists. However, the continued influx of dark money...

Jackson responds to Supreme Court ruling undermining unions

Jackson responds to Supreme Court ruling undermining unions

Posted: June 27, 2018

AUGUSTA —On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against unions and workers’ rights in the case of Janus V. AFSCME. This 5-4 decision goes...

Senate votes to enact Vitelli local foods bill

Senate votes to enact Vitelli local foods bill

Posted: June 21, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 22-11 to enact a bill from Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, which promotes the purchasing of local...

Senate overwhelmingly votes to enact Jackson ‘Hire American’ bill

Senate overwhelmingly votes to enact Jackson ‘Hire American’ bill

Posted: June 21, 2018

AUGUSTA—Late Wednesday evening, the Maine Senate voted 24-9 to enact legislation from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash to...

Senate sends Jackson generic drug bill to the governor's desk

Senate sends Jackson generic drug bill to the governor's desk

Posted: June 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 18-13 to enact legislation from Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, which aims to...

Maine Senate gives initial approval for Medicaid Expansion funding

Maine Senate gives initial approval for Medicaid Expansion funding

Posted: June 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate voted 23-9 in favor of a bill to provide funding for both the administrative and claims cost of Medicaid...

Senate enacts Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in schools

Senate enacts Millett bill to ensure safe drinking water in schools

Posted: June 20, 2018

AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, the Maine Senate unanimously voted to enact amended legislation from Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, to ensure safe...

Senate unanimously passes compromise tax conformity legislation

Senate unanimously passes compromise tax conformity legislation

Posted: June 19, 2018

AUGUSTA--The Maine Senate unanimously passed compromise legislation to amend Maine’s tax code to reflect some changes made at the federal level and...

Budget committee unanimously votes to fund Jackson nursing home bill

Budget committee unanimously votes to fund Jackson nursing home bill

Posted: June 12, 2018

AUGUSTA — A bill sponsored by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, of Allagash, to fund Maine’s nursing homes was finally approved as part of...