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July 16, 2019

Governor Mills issued the following statement today in response to Maine Family Planning’s announcement that it is withdrawing from the Title X Program as a result of the Trump Administration’s gag-rule:

“The Trump Administration’s gag rule is a misguided, backward effort to deny Maine people critical health care like cancer screenings and reproductive health services. Further, it is an attack rooted in ideology – not in concern for public health – and it will only result in reduced access to health care and less healthy people.

July 3, 2019

Announces she will hold onto others for continued review until next Legislative session

Governor Janet Mills has signed the following bills into law:

June 28, 2019

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed the following into law:

June 28, 2019

Governor Janet Mills announced today that all State of Maine offices will be closed on Friday, July 5, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.

June 27, 2019

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed the following into law:

June 27, 2019

Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy on track to begin accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses by the end of 2019.

Governor Janet Mills today signed into law LD 719, An Act Regarding Adult Use Marijuana. The bill, which the Legislature enacted last week, makes changes to the Marijuana Legalization Act (MLA) and approves, with changes, the provisionally adopted major substantive rules developed by the Mills Administration.

June 27, 2019
Governor Janet Mills today signed into law two pieces of legislation to help combat poverty in Maine. The package of bills – LD 1774, "An Act To Reduce Child Poverty by Leveraging Investments so Families Can Thrive" (LIFT), sponsored by Speaker Sara Gideon (D-Freeport), and LD 1772, "An Act To Secure Transitions to Economic Prosperity for Maine Families and Children" (STEP), sponsored by House Minority Leader Trey Stewart (R-Presque Isle) – seek to help families in poverty meet their basic needs and ensure economic opportunities are accessible once those families are stabilized and able to take advantage of them. The bills passed the Legislature unanimously.
June 26, 2019
Standing in front of a solar array and joined by lawmakers and renewable energy supporters, Governor Janet Mills today signed into law three major pieces of bipartisan legislation that will help usher in renewable energy in Maine, create clean energy jobs, and fight climate change.
June 25, 2019

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has signed into law LD 1364, An Act Regarding Net Neutrality and Internet Policy, introduced by Rep. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth. The legislation restricts internet service providers from blocking, slowing down, or speeding up the delivery of online content at their discretion and follows the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules put in place by the Obama Administration.

June 24, 2019
Governor Janet Mills today signed into law a comprehensive prescription drug reform package. The package contains a suite of proposals from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, and Senator Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, that would allow the wholesale importation of prescription medicine, create a prescription drug affordability board, increase drug price transparency and better regulate pharmacy benefit managers.