November 28, 2023

$570,000 investment from the Governor’s Jobs Plan will allow Northern Penobscot Tech Region III to expand opportunities for certification in welding

Lincoln, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills joined community leaders today in Lincoln at a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of a major expansion of Northern Penobscot Tech Region III funded by a $570,000 investment from the Governor’s Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan.

November 22, 2023

Flags should be lowered beginning on Saturday, November 25

In accordance with a directive of the President, Governor Janet Mills has ordered that the United States and State of Maine flags be lowered to half-staff statewide in honor of the late former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. Consistent with the President’s directive, flags should be lowered this Saturday, November 25, and remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of Mrs. Carter’s interment, Wednesday, November 29.

November 20, 2023

Governor Janet Mills and Attorney General Aaron Frey issued the following joint statement today in response to a request for subpoena power by the Independent Commission to Investigate the Facts of the Tragedy in Lewiston:

November 19, 2023

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today on the passing of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter:

November 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Representatives Jared Golden (ME-02), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Governor Janet Mills sent a letter today to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) urging them to completely exclude Lobster Management Area 1 (LMA 1) from the Wind Energy Area (WEA) for potential wind power development in the Gulf of Maine. The letter was sent following last month’s release of the draft WEA which excluded much of LMA 1, but identified two Secondary Areas within LMA 1 for further input and possible inclusion in the final WEA.

November 14, 2023

Program provides discounted internet access for more than 230,000 Maine households

Governor Janet Mills has joined a bipartisan group of twenty-five fellow governors in urging Congressional leaders to provide additional funding to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

November 11, 2023

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:

November 9, 2023

Governor & AG to Commission: “All that we ask is that you follow the facts, wherever they may lead, and that you do so in an independent and objective manner, biased by no one and guided only by the pursuit of truth.”

Governor Janet Mills and Attorney General Aaron Frey today formally established the Independent Commission to Investigate the Facts of the Tragedy in Lewiston.

November 6, 2023

SBA Disaster Declaration requested by Governor Mills makes available low-interest loans to businesses and nonprofits impacted by shelter-in-place orders

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved her request to make emergency financial assistance available to Maine businesses directly impacted by the October 25th tragedy in Lewiston.

November 3, 2023

Lewiston, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills joined President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during their visit to Lewiston today to honor the victims of last week's tragedy and their families.

After meeting with first responders, nurses, and others on the front lines of the response, President Biden and Governor Mills delivered remarks paying respect to the victims of the attack and those who have worked to save lives.

The complete text of the Governor’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are as follows:

President Biden, Dr. Biden –