Governor Mills Announces Nearly $1 Million in Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan Grants for Workforce Transportation Projects
Latest investments aim to develop innovative transportation solutions to connect workers to employers in southern, western, and central Maine
Governor Janet Mills today announced nearly $1 million in Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan grants for innovative workforce transportation projects aimed at supporting employers in York and Oxford counties, as well as enhancing existing transportation options for workers in Lewiston-Auburn.
Governor Janet Mills today announced funding for nine new Land for Maine's Future (LMF) conservation projects across Maine, advancing the State of Maine’s commitment to preserve precious natural resources, protect wildlife habitats, and ensure public access to lakes, rivers, scenic views, and mountain vistas.
Moody’s upgrades Maine’s outlook from “stable” to “positive”
Governor Janet Mills and State Treasurer Henry Beck announced today that Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, global companies that analyze and issue reports of credit worthiness, have affirmed their strong credit ratings on the State of Maine’s general obligation debt. Moody’s affirmed their Aa2 rating and upgraded their outlook from stable to positive. S&P affirmed their AA rating and stable outlook.
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement on the passing of longtime Maine journalist Mal Leary:
Governor Janet Mills announced today she has sworn in Carolyn “Carrie” Gilbert of Cape Elizabeth to serve a six-year term on the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Governor Mills’ nomination of Gilbert, an expert on energy policy and economics, received unanimous support from the Maine State Senate.
“Carrie brings a wealth of experience in energy policy and economics to the Maine Public Utilities Commission,” said Governor Janet Mills. “I thank Carrie for her willingness to serve and the Senate for unanimously supporting her nomination.”
Governor Mills Proposes Change Package Initiatives to Tackle Housing Crunch, Homelessness, Workforce Development & Other Pressing Issues
Governor Janet Mills today released a change package that aims to address some of Maine’s most pressing and urgent problems, including housing, homelessness, food insecurity, emergency medical services, and continued workforce development efforts.
Governor Mills Elected Co-Chair of U.S. Climate Alliance, Bipartisan Coalition of Governors Leading on Climate Action
Governor Mills is the first governor from a non-founding member state – which include California, New York, and Washington – to lead the Alliance
Governor also names new appointments to the Maine Climate Council charged with updating Maine’s climate action plan
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 25 governors committed to fighting climate change, has elected Governor Janet Mills to serve as its Co-Chair.
Following its meeting today, Maine’s nonpartisan Revenue Forecasting Committee (RFC) is expected to upgrade the State’s General Fund revenue forecast for the current biennium, which ends on June 30, 2023, by $223 million. It is also upgrading revenue projections for Fiscal Years 2024-2025 by $71 million. As RFC finalizes its report in the coming days, these projections are subject to further adjustment.
Governor Mills proposed and the Legislature approved the payments in the bipartisan supplemental budget to help facilities recover from the pandemic