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January 18, 2019

Augusta, Maine - With near blizzard conditions and 12 to 18 inches of snow projected across some areas of Maine this weekend, Governor Janet Mills today is urging Maine families to stay home whenever possible and to reach out to help any neighbors in need.

January 18, 2019

For one thousand, one hundred and sixty-nine days, Mainers who voted in support of affordable senior housing have waited for their voice to matter.

That is almost 70 percent of people who went to the polls three years ago who voted for the senior housing bond.

No longer will we wait.

Good morning, I am Governor Janet Mills and thank you for listening.

January 18, 2019

Governor Janet Mills issued a warm welcome to new Americans from over 30 countries who took their oaths of citizenship Friday at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony at King Middle School in Portland. According to school officials, almost sixty percent of King Middle School students are children of color and speak a language other than English at home. Alain Igerneza, who sang the National Anthem at Governor Mills’ Inauguration, is also a King Middle School alum.

January 17, 2019

Mills directs Pingree to establish framework for the creation of the Office of Innovation and the Future

Augusta, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has appointed Hannah Pingree, former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, to lead the state’s Office of Policy Management with the specific charge of developing a framework to transition it into the Office of Innovation and the Future.

January 15, 2019

$500,000 for weatherization, accessibility projects immediately available

Augusta, MAINE - Backed by the AARP and Maine seniors, Governor Janet Mills today signed a financial order to begin the release of $15 million in affordable housing bonds for Maine seniors as approved by voters in 2015.

January 14, 2019

Augusta, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills announced today that, in accordance with state law, she has officially posted her cabinet nominees and has notified Senate President Troy Jackson, House Speaker Sara Gideon, and all departments in the Executive Branch of the nominations, officially initiating the legislative confirmation process.

January 14, 2019

Governor Mills and Acting Commissioner Lambrew Urge End to Shutdown

Augusta, MAINE - The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced today that individuals and families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (known as Food Supplement, in Maine) will be receiving their February benefits early to help them withstand potentially severe impacts to SNAP caused by the continued federal government shutdown.

January 11, 2019

More than a year ago Maine voters, including many of you listening right now, voted overwhelmingly to expand Medicaid at the ballot box.

Maine people have waited long enough. My Administration is implementing the will of the people.

Good morning, I’m Janet Mills, governor of the State of Maine and thank you for listening.

January 10, 2019

Augusta, ME - Governor Janet Mills announced today that 529 Mainers have now qualified for health insurance under Medicaid expansion in the first week since she issued Executive Order One directing the Department of Health and Human Services to begin implementation.

January 9, 2019

Augusta, ME – In recognition of the fifth annual national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D), a day dedicated to supporting and honoring the work of the country’s law enforcement, Governor Mills recognized Maine’s law enforcement members and their families for their service to Maine communities.