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December 1, 2021

Registrations of electric vehicles, availability of public EV chargers, and installations of high-efficiency heat pumps all hit record levels in Maine in 2021

Orono, MAINE – To mark the one-year anniversary of Maine’s four-year climate plan, Maine Won’t Wait, Governor Janet Mills today unveiled two new initiatives to empower Maine communities to better protect themselves and their residents from the impacts of climate change.

December 1, 2021

Governor Janet Mills signed a proclamation declaring today, December 1, 2021 as World AIDS Day in Maine and issued the following statement:

November 29, 2021

Governor Janet Mills today released the following statement regarding the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, also known as the Omicron variant:

“I have asked the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to closely track the new Omicron variant, particularly its severity, transmissibility, and its potential impact on Maine people and our health care systems.

November 24, 2021

In advance of Thanksgiving, Governor Janet Mills issued the following video statement today expressing gratitude for the people of Maine and wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving:

November 23, 2021

Mills Administration’s plan provides an estimated $126 million for new-hire and retention bonuses for home- and community-based employees

November 23, 2021

The Mills Administration today announced next steps in the Maine Offshore Wind Initiative’s effort to prepare Maine’s commercial seaports to advance the University of Maine’s patented floating offshore wind technology and attract offshore wind industry investment in Maine.

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement:

November 23, 2021
Governor Janet Mills and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso today stocked a portion of the Presumpscot River in Windham with brook trout to highlight Maine’s fall recreational angling opportunities and encourage Maine people to enjoy the outdoors.
November 23, 2021

Prudent fiscal management, Federal pandemic relief, and rising prices are expected to increase receipts to the State’s General Fund even in the face of flat tax rates

Following its meeting today, Maine’s nonpartisan Revenue Forecasting Committee (RFC) is expected to upgrade the State’s General Fund revenue forecast by approximately $822 million for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, representing approximately a 9.7 percent increase over previous projections for the current fiscal year and next.

November 22, 2021

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is now accepting applications for Phase 1 of the Forestry Recovery Initiative, a multi-phase grant program to support Maine’s forest products industry and the people it employs, create and sustain jobs in rural Maine, and strengthen the state’s economy.

November 19, 2021

Governor also sends letter to NECEC urging them to voluntarily halt construction of power line until the DEP and the Court reach their independent conclusions

Pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 19 of the Maine Constitution, Governor Janet Mills today signed proclamations certifying the results of the November 2, 2021 election, including: