Governor, senator set to meet with loggers

Associated Press in Maine Public
October 27, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

Troy Jackson

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s Republican governor and a Democratic senator are set to discuss the challenges facing loggers and the state’s logging industry. Gov. Paul LePage will attend a logging discussion hosted by Democratic Sen. Troy Jackson in New Canada on Friday afternoon. Jackson, a logger himself, has said Maine loggers and truckers are out of work while Canadians cut Maine wood, mill it in Canada and sell it back to the U.S. Jackson wants to establish a “Hire American” tax credit for businesses engaged in the logging industry that hire U.S. citizens.

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