Governor Janet Mills today unveiled legislation that would enhance public safety and strengthen Maine’s mental health system while respecting Maine’s longstanding outdoor traditions.

Forty Maine businesses will undertake projects to market their products to new customers throughout Maine and the United States

Governor Janet Mills announced today that 40 Maine businesses have been awarded $3.13 million in grants from her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to increase sales of Maine-made products across the United States.

Purpose-built port facility will establish Maine’s place in growing offshore wind industry, become hub for job creation and economic development and is welcomed by a strong and diverse coalition of environmental, labor, and economic organizations

Governor Janet Mills today announced that the State of Maine has selected a section of state-owned Sears Island that is reserved for port development as its preferred site for a port facility to support the floating offshore wind industry.

Proposal fulfills commitment to invest in housing, education, health care and to save for the future & includes new budget initiatives to complement Governor’s forthcoming public safety & mental health legislation

Governor Janet Mills today introduced a supplemental budget proposal that invests in urgent needs to support Maine people while saving money to preserve the state’s long-term fiscal health.

Authority immediately granted to the Independent Commission upon Governor’s signature

Governor Janet Mills today announced nearly $6.5 million in grant awards through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to support upgrades to the electrical grid for Maine businesses, allowing them to invest in new infrastructure, expand operations and facilities, and grow their workforce.

The program, an initiative of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the Governor's Energy Office (GEO), and the Maine Technology Institute (MTI), offers grants for electrical grid upgrades with the goal of boosting grid reliability and resilience in Maine.

Governor introduces bill as standalone measure, rather than through supplemental budget, to speed up approval and distribution of funds to communities in need

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she will expedite her $50 million proposal to help communities rebuild infrastructure and enhance climate resiliency by introducing it as standalone legislation rather than as part of the forthcoming supplemental budget.

Governor appoints former Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Donald G. Alexander as Hearing Officer

Governor Janet Mills today signed an Executive Order establishing a formal process to consider a complaint from the Oxford County Commission against the Oxford County Sheriff.

Federal funds through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will spur investments in grid infrastructure and technology to better withstand effects of extreme storms and ensure reliable electricity for Maine people and businesses

Governor Janet Mills today announced the availability of $4.4 million in Federal funds through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to increase the resilience of Maine's electrical grid to the effects of extreme storms.

Governor Janet Mills today announced that she has nominated Robert L. Carey of East Boothbay to serve as Superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers now open in Skowhegan and Rumford to help area families and businesses in designated counties apply for federal assistance following December 17-21 storm

Skowhegan, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the opening of two Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents impacted by the December 17-21, 2023 storm apply for Federal disaster assistance.

Financial assistance and low-interest loans available to help eligible homeowners, renters, and businesses and non-profits in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, and Somerset Counties

Governor Janet Mills is urging Maine people and businesses impacted by the December 17-21, 2023 storm and flooding to apply for financial assistance and low-interest disaster loans to help them recover from the extreme weather event.

President Biden also approves Governor Mills’ request for individual assistance for severely impacted Maine people

Governor Janet Mills today announced that President Joe Biden has approved the State of Maine’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to help ten counties recover from the December storm that caused significant flooding, prolonged power outages, and extensive property damage across central and western Maine.

In the second part of State of the State Address, Governor Mills unveils proposals to address violence and protect public safety & to rebuild and enhance resiliency to extreme storms

Governor Janet Mills tonight declared that the “State of our State is strong” because of the resilience and resolve of Maine people in the wake of some of the most difficult times in recent Maine history.

In part one of her State of the State Address, Governor Mills urges Legislature to practice fiscal responsibility & unveils timely investments to build more housing, fight the opioid epidemic, and improve child safety

In the first of two parts of her 2024 State of the State Address, Governor Janet Mills this morning declared that “despite the very real challenges we have faced over the past several months, our state is getting stronger every day.”

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announced today that Governor Janet Mills has been elected by her fellow governors to serve as the State Co-Chair of the Commission.

Created in 2008, the NBRC is a Federal-State partnership focused on alleviating economic distress and encouraging private sector job creation in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. The Commission is led by a Federal Co-Chair nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and a State Co-Chair elected by member state governors.

In light of the crises and disasters the State of Maine has faced over the past several months, including the tragedy in Lewiston and three major weather events that inflicted significant damage across Maine, Governor Janet Mills announced today that she will take a different approach to her State of the State Address this year.

The Governor announced today that rather than deliver a single address spanning a variety of topics, she will deliver a two-part State of the State Address on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Department of Labor hires Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Director

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has nominated eleven individuals to serve on the Maine Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Authority.

Bipartisan bill is sponsored by both Democratic and Republican leaders in the Legislature

Governor Janet Mills and Attorney General Frey announced today that they have introduced bipartisan emergency legislation to grant the power of subpoena to the Independent Commission to Investigate the Facts of the Tragedy in Lewiston.

Governor Janet Mills today honored four Maine businesses with the 2023 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. Awards were presented during a ceremony at the Blaine House postponed from late December.

Since its creation by former Governor McKernan in 1991, the prestigious annual award has recognized and celebrated Maine businesses with a high level of commitment to their community, their employees, and to exemplary performance in the manufacturing or service professions.

In testimony submitted to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary, Governor Janet Mills today called for the passage of a Reproductive Rights Amendment that would enshrine the right to reproductive autonomy in the Maine Constitution.

As proposed, new office would support and coordinate economic and civic integration of immigrants in Maine to bolster state’s workforce and economy

Westbrook, Maine – Joined by business owners, immigrant advocates, municipal leaders, lawmakers, and others, Governor Janet Mills today unveiled a plan to establish an Office of New Americans within Maine State Government.

Strengthening Maine's resilience to flooding and damages from extreme storms is a priority for Governor Mills and a leading topic for the Council

Governor Janet Mills has called a special meeting of the Maine Climate Council for next Tuesday, January 23, 2024 to discuss the impacts of the recent storms on Maine and Maine people and how the state can strengthen its resilience to future extreme weather events.

MEMA requests a specialized Preliminary Disaster Assessment Coastal Team to conduct a dual analysis of both the January 10th and January 13th storms

At the direction of Governor Janet Mills, Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) today requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) begin conducting a Preliminary Damage Assessment of last week’s storms that caused significant flooding and infrastructure damage along the Maine coast. The request is the first formal step toward requesting another Major Disaster Declaration from the Federal government.

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has directed State of Maine offices to close early today, Tuesday, January 16, 2024, to allow state employees to travel home safely in the snowstorm. At her direction, State of Maine offices are closed immediately.