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November 14, 2019
Governor Janet Mills today hosted a rural economic development discussion at Blair Hill Inn and Restaurant in Greenville that brought together business owners, economic development leaders, and local lawmakers to focus on ideas and strategies to foster economic growth in rural Maine.
November 13, 2019

Governor Janet Mills released the following statement this evening mourning the passing of Maine Representative Ann Peoples (D-Westbrook):

November 11, 2019

Governor Janet Mills announced tonight that all State offices will open on a delayed start tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

“Snow and slick roads will make for dangerous driving conditions during tomorrow morning’s commute,” said Governor Mills. I encourage everyone to drive cautiously to prevent accidents and to give our public safety officers and road maintenance crews room to operate as they work to keep our roads clear.”

All state offices will resume regular hours Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

November 8, 2019
Governor Janet Mills and Major General Doug Farnham, the Commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, today hosted a veteran recognition ceremony at the Maine State House and presented the new State of Maine Honorable Service Coin, also called the Forever Coin, to more than 150 Maine veterans.
November 7, 2019

In case you missed it, Governor Janet Mills penned an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald today celebrating the two-year anniversary of the successful Medicaid expansion referendum and highlighting how Maine people now have better access to critical health care coverage under her Administration.

November 7, 2019

In case you missed it, Governor Janet Mills penned an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald today celebrating the two-year anniversary of the successful Medicaid expansion referendum and highlighting how Maine people now have better access to critical health care coverage under her Administration.

November 5, 2019

In June, Governor Mills signed bill requiring PUC to approve key contract allowing innovative project to move forward

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today applauding the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of a contract for Maine Aqua Ventus, a first-of-its-kind floating offshore wind pilot project spearheaded by the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine.

November 4, 2019

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s formal notice of withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“The Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, a landmark international accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is an unparalleled abdication of U.S. leadership. With this shortsighted decision, the United States becomes one of the few countries in the world to refuse to meet its responsibility to combat the climate crisis - a shameful distinction.

November 4, 2019

Governors to Gather in Maine Next August for Discussions on State Innovations and Best Practices

WASHINGTON — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), and Maine Governor Janet Mills announced today that NGA plans to hold its 2020 Summer Meeting in Portland, Maine, next August.

November 2, 2019

Governor Janet Mills today urged Maine voters to go to the polls Tuesday and approve Question One to authorize $105 million in general obligation bonds for critical transportation projects statewide.