October 21, 2020

To combat the disturbing rise in fatal drug overdoses exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills today announced a new “OPTIONS” (Overdose Prevention Through Intensive Outreach, Naloxone and Safety) initiative.

October 21, 2020

Maine selected as next New England state to participate in community development initiative that aims to empower communities.

Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren today announced the Boston Fed and the State of Maine will collaborate to launch the Working Communities Challenge in Maine. The initiative aims to strengthen Maine’s rural towns and smaller cities and is backed in part by $2.7 million in donations.

October 20, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Maine’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Janet Mills welcomed the announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made farmers throughout Maine eligible for disaster relief assistance due to the drought.

October 16, 2020

Senior Advisor Tom Abello to Serve as Legislative Director 

Governor Janet Mills today thanked Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director Elise Baldacci for her service to the State of Maine. Baldacci, who has worked in the Governor’s Office since she assumed office in January of 2019, will leave her position on November 6, 2020 to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. 

October 15, 2020

Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Heather Johnson announced today that the Mills Administration has begun distributing the first round of financial awards to Maine small businesses and non-profits through the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program. Grant letters notifying the recipients of their award were sent yesterday in collaboration with Maine’s seven Economic Development Districts, which will distribute funds by early November.

October 14, 2020

Five Northeast Governors Seek Reform of Market Design, Transmission Planning, and Governance Needed to Achieve States’ Mandates for Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Power

October 12, 2020

Governor Janet Mills today recognized Indigenous Peoples Day and issued the following statement: 

October 6, 2020

Starting October 13, indoor seating limits are increased, enforcement of face coverings is strengthened statewide

October 3, 2020

In accordance with a directive of the President, Governor Janet Mills ordered that the United States and State of Maine flags be lowered to half-staff statewide tomorrow, Sunday, October 4, 2020 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

October 2, 2020

Amid record nationwide unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration has dedicated an additional $25 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to Maine’s unemployment insurance trust fund. The investment, which builds on the Mills Administration’s previous allocation of $269 million, is expected to significantly reduce an anticipated employer tax increase for 2021 while ensuring benefits are available for those who need them.