Charging Stations and Financial Incentives Target Carbon Emissions in Maine’s Transportation Sector
Governor Janet Mills and Efficiency Maine Trust announced today a set of initiatives that will expand the use of electric vehicles across Maine in an effort to reduce the state’s carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels.
Governor Janet Mills today signed the supplemental budget for Maine’s Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2019. The $7.5 million package, which garnered strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, repeals the limit on Medicaid-funded methadone to help combat the opioid crisis, dedicates $1 million towards the state’s upcoming 2020 bicentennial celebration, and funds other initiatives.
Governor Janet Mills today introduced a bill to improve access to critical reproductive health care for women across Maine. The bill, sponsored by Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, would allow a physician assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse to perform abortions. As Attorney General, Governor Mills introduced a similar bill during the last legislative session.
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement on the passing of Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sacco:
Governor Janet Mills delivered brief remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony and toured the new global headquarters of WEX, Inc. Friday. Senator Susan Collins, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Heather Johnson, members of the Portland City Council, and other guests were also in attendance.
Governor Janet Mills appeared before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee during a public hearing Thursday to testify in support of legislation to amend the Constitution of Maine to prevent discrimination based on an individual’s sex.
Governor Janet Mills announced today she has issued an official proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month in Maine.
“Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our state and nation in countless ways, and yet those contributions are still overlooked and undervalued,” said Governor Mills. “In declaring the month of March Women’s History Month, I hope all Mainers will join me in honoring the women of our past and recommit to working together to achieve true equality for all.”