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Maine Senate passes Jackson’s bill to lower drug costs

LD 1280 would force Big Pharma to make drugs available for generic production AUGUSTA — As the cost of prescription drugs continues to rise faster than wages and inflation alike, the Maine Senate on Thursday took action to lower drug costs by passing LD 1280, “An Act Regarding Drug Pricing,”...

Jackson’s ‘Buy America, Build Maine Act’ passes in Senate

Legislation guarantees taxpayer funds, contracts benefit in-state businesses and workers AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to give initial approval to a bill by Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, that would require the State of Maine to support American...

Sen. Troy Jackson is serving his fourth term in the Maine Senate and second as the Senate Democratic Leader. He represents Senate District 1, which includes northern Aroostook County.

A lifelong resident of the St. John River Valley and a logger by trade, Sen. Jackson is passionate advocate for workers’ rights, including protections from unfair international competition and the freedom to join a union.

Sen. Jackson is a member of the Democratic National Committee, and has previously served on the Maine Legislature’s committees on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development; State and Local Government; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and Energy, Utilities and Technology.

He attended Allagash Consolidated Community High School, and graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He lives in Allagash with his partner, Lana Pelletier. They have two adult sons, Chace and Camden.


  • Knights of Columbus
  • Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


  • Graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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