September 23, 2021

Governor to direct flags lowered statewide on day of service in honor of Deputy Gross

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today on the death of Hancock County Sheriff Deputy Luke Gross who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle Thursday morning while investigating a call for a vehicle off the road on Route 3 in Trenton:

September 21, 2021

Governor Janet Mills, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Jeanne Lambrew, and Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Nirav D. Shah issued the following statements today as Maine surpassed 1,000 deaths due to COVID-19:

September 20, 2021

In remarks, Governor Mills affirms Maine’s commitment to creating safe, stable, and affordable housing for Maine people to live with dignity and comfort

Governor Janet Mills today joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to launch House America, a new national partnership to tackle homelessness.

September 20, 2021

Governor Janet Mills has proclaimed this week – September 20, 2021 through September 24, 2021 – as Clean Energy Week in Maine. Clean Energy Week recognizes the critical need to develop clean, renewable energy to contribute to the global efforts against climate change, offset the use of imported fossil fuels, and build a thriving economy with good-paying jobs across Maine. 

September 15, 2021

Governor Janet Mills today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide support to the Maine organic dairy farms who were notified recently that their contracts will not be renewed by the global company Danone’s subsidiary, Horizon Organics. In a letter to U.S.

September 14, 2021

Housing expert will lead development of innovative policy solutions to address Maine’s shortage of workforce and affordable housing

Governor Janet Mills announced today that Greg Payne, the former director of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition and one of Maine’s foremost experts on affordable and workforce housing, has been appointed as Senior Advisor for Housing Policy inside the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. 

September 13, 2021

Maine’s plan to implement the federal Family First Prevention Services Act aims to prevent abuse and neglect, reduce the need for foster care, and improve children’s residential treatment

September 13, 2021

Maine to receive more than $137 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support Maine students and schools

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Maine’s proposal to use American Rescue Plan funding to support in-classroom instruction for Maine children, sustain the safe operation of schools, and equitably expand opportunity for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 3, 2021

Funds will be utilized by newly-created Maine Connectivity Authority to expand access to affordable broadband

Governor Janet Mills today praised an announcement from the U.S. Treasury Department that it is allocating more than $128 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to expand Maine broadband.

September 2, 2021

Maine Department of Health and Human Services is distributing $146 million to long-term care facilities and hospitals to help with workforce recruitment and retention

The Mills Administration announced today that it will begin enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health care workers on October 29, 2021, providing an additional month for health care workers to complete their vaccination protocol and for health care organizations to use $146 million in forthcoming funds to address workforce needs.