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May 17, 2022

Governor walks downtown Bath, stops by local businesses and encourages Maine people to shop local as part of visit to Sagadahoc County today

SAGADAHOC COUNTY – During a roundtable with sea farmers from the New Meadows River Shellfish Co-op today, Governor Janet Mills highlighted her Administration’s commitment to responsible aquaculture as an opportunity to strengthen and diversify Maine’s economy, generate good jobs, and provide Maine people with sustainable, locally-farmed seafood.

May 12, 2022

Upcoming marketing campaigns from Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor will focus on attracting and retaining health care workers

Augusta, MAINE – The Mills Administration today announced the launch of twin campaigns aimed at promoting health care careers in Maine, as part of a series of initiatives from the Governor’s Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan to bolster Maine’s health care workforce and attract and retain health care workers.

May 11, 2022

PISCATAQUIS COUNTY – During meetings today with business, health, and community leaders across Piscataquis County, Governor Janet Mills applauded their efforts to strengthen economic development and improve access to health care in rural communities. She pledged that her Administration would continue to be a partner for Maine’s rural communities to improve quality of life for their residents and ensure that they remained great places to live, work, and raise a family.

May 10, 2022

Funds from the Governor’s Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan and MaineHousing will support the construction of rental housing in rural areas to address Maine’s housing shortage

Governor Janet Mills and MaineHousing today announced the launch of a $20 million program supported by the Governor’s Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to tackle Maine’s housing shortage by expanding the availability of affordable rental housing across rural Maine.

May 9, 2022

Governor Janet Mills today held a ceremonial bill signing for LD 2007, legislation that will strengthen research into ALS, a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease with no known cause, with the hope of eventually finding a way to cure or prevent it.

May 6, 2022

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has completed her review of bills enacted during the second session of the 130th Legislature.

During the 130th Legislature, which occurred from 2021 to 2022, 969 bills have become law and 27 bills have been vetoed. Copies of the Governor’s veto letters can be viewed here. Approximately 97 percent of bills that reached Governor Mills’ desk during the 130th Legislature became law.

May 5, 2022

Governor Janet Mills, U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree announced today a $50 million Homeowner Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to provide direct relief to Maine homeowners at risk of losing their homes because of hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The national program, authorized and funded through the American Rescue Plan, can be used by homeowners in default because of COVID-19 to pay home-related expenses including their mortgage, utilities, and property taxes.

May 4, 2022

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the ConnectMaine Board of Directors has voted to approve the second round of broadband infrastructure projects funded by the High Speed Internet Infrastructure Bond she spearheaded and that Maine voters overwhelmingly approved in July 2020. This second round of funding will connect approximately 6,000 Maine homes and businesses to high-speed internet.

May 3, 2022

Governor Janet Mills today praised an announcement by LP Building Solutions, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of engineered wood building products, that the first production of its flagship SmartSide siding product has occurred at its Houlton facility in New Limerick. 

May 3, 2022

Governor Janet Mills, Maine’s first woman governor, issued the following statement in the wake of a report from POLITICO tonight revealing that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade:

“There are countless women across Maine and America who are worried right now – worried that their right to a safe and legal abortion is near its end; worried about what that uncertainty could mean for their health, their lives, and their futures; and worried about what this draft decision says about the values of our nation and their place in it.