AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash and Senator Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, will introduce the Fighting for Maine Agenda at a town hall meeting in Searsport on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Fighting for Maine Agenda outlines a plan to improve the lives of Maine families, workers, seniors, businesses and communities in the upcoming session.
“Too many people feel like our government isn’t working for them. We’re setting out to change that. The Fighting for Maine Agenda is about making sure our priorities reflect the priorities of hardworking Mainers, families and seniors, and then following through for the people of Maine,” said President Jackson, in a news release. “There’s no doubt that this is an ambitious agenda but we weren’t sent to Augusta to adopt piecemeal solutions that barely scratch the surface of what people are facing. We were sent here to embrace our most pressing challenges head-on, and get results. With the Fighting for Maine Agenda that is exactly what we’re prepared to do.”
“In order to improve people’s lives across the state, we must break down the barriers to success in rural Maine,” said Sen. Herbig. “That means expanding access to reliable, high-speed internet; supporting our veterans and first responders; and providing local training for local jobs. At my town hall with Pres. Jackson, I’m looking forward to discussing our work and hearing your questions and concerns.”
The agenda contains six core objectives from reforming health care system to providing property tax relief and lays out a plan to achieve those goals.
The Fighting for Maine Agenda includes:
- Fixing broken health care system
- Standing up for Maine workers and businesses
- Providing property tax relief
- Protecting Maine families
- Continuing proud traditions
- Working toward energy independence
The town hall meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Searsport First Congregational Church. Join Sen. Herbig and President Jackson for brief comments from lawmakers and extended Q&A. All members of the public and media are welcome.
WHAT: Town hall meeting on the Fighting for Maine Agenda
WHO: President Jackson; Sen. Herbig
WHEN: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2020
WHERE: 8 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974