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September 23, 2019

First sitting Governor of Maine to Speak Before UN Calls on World Leaders to Do Their Part: “Maine won’t wait.

May 24, 2019

Governor Janet Mills has declared September 23rd through September 27th, 2019 as National Clean Energy Week to encourage individuals, local governments, corporations, and other organizations in Maine to champion renewable energy solutions that create clean energy jobs and mitigate climate change.

September 20, 2019

Governor Janet T. Mills announced today that Maine Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Jeffrey L. Hjelm has chosen to retire from active service after 27 years in Maine’s judiciary.

September 19, 2019

Governor Janet Mills today announced that she has authorized the Town of Farmington and fire departments across the state to keep the United States and State of Maine flags at half-staff in honor of those who were critically injured and still recovering from the explosion in Farmington on Monday.

Additionally, Governor Mills has said she will issue an additional flag lowering directive upon the release of funeral arrangement details for the deceased.

September 19, 2019

The Maine Climate Council, tasked with helping Maine confront climate change, is set to meet for the first time next Thursday, during Climate Action Week

The Mills Administration today announced the membership of the Maine Climate Council.

September 18, 2019

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s attempt today to revoke the waiver that allows states to better protect public health from air pollution by setting more stringent vehicle emissions standards:

September 19, 2019

In comments to NOAA on right whale rule, Mills defends Maine’s lobster industry

Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration has submitted comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) on the pending Right Whale Rule.

September 6, 2019

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she will allow LD 1083, "An Act To Implement Ranked-choice Voting for Presidential Primary and General Elections in Maine", to become law without her signature in January 2020. In a memo to the Legislature announcing her decision this afternoon, Governor Mills lauded Ranked-choice Voting (RCV) as giving voters greater voice and encouraging civility, but explained that after consultation with stakeholders and much deliberation she remained concerned over costs, logistics, and the lack of funding to implement the bill.

August 30, 2019

Standing in front of a suite of electric vehicles and joined by Efficiency Maine Trust and participating automobile dealers at Brunswick Landing, Governor Janet Mills announced the launch of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Accelerator Program to provide electric vehicle rebates for Maine people Friday.

August 29, 2019

During a health care forum today, Governor Janet Mills announced that Maine will pursue a State-based Health Insurance Marketplace that improves the state’s ability to fund education and outreach while using the federal HealthCare.gov website to enroll consumers in private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.