Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement on the passing of longtime Maine journalist Mal Leary:
Governor Janet Mills announced today she has sworn in Carolyn “Carrie” Gilbert of Cape Elizabeth to serve a six-year term on the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Governor Mills’ nomination of Gilbert, an expert on energy policy and economics, received unanimous support from the Maine State Senate.
“Carrie brings a wealth of experience in energy policy and economics to the Maine Public Utilities Commission,” said Governor Janet Mills. “I thank Carrie for her willingness to serve and the Senate for unanimously supporting her nomination.”
Governor Mills Proposes Change Package Initiatives to Tackle Housing Crunch, Homelessness, Workforce Development & Other Pressing Issues
Governor Janet Mills today released a change package that aims to address some of Maine’s most pressing and urgent problems, including housing, homelessness, food insecurity, emergency medical services, and continued workforce development efforts.
Governor Mills Elected Co-Chair of U.S. Climate Alliance, Bipartisan Coalition of Governors Leading on Climate Action
Governor Mills is the first governor from a non-founding member state – which include California, New York, and Washington – to lead the Alliance
Governor also names new appointments to the Maine Climate Council charged with updating Maine’s climate action plan
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 25 governors committed to fighting climate change, has elected Governor Janet Mills to serve as its Co-Chair.
Following its meeting today, Maine’s nonpartisan Revenue Forecasting Committee (RFC) is expected to upgrade the State’s General Fund revenue forecast for the current biennium, which ends on June 30, 2023, by $223 million. It is also upgrading revenue projections for Fiscal Years 2024-2025 by $71 million. As RFC finalizes its report in the coming days, these projections are subject to further adjustment.
Governor Mills proposed and the Legislature approved the payments in the bipartisan supplemental budget to help facilities recover from the pandemic
Overhaul of twenty-year old Pine Tree Development Zone program, crafted with the input of Maine business leaders, aims to tackle Maine’s workforce shortage & attract high-value industries
Governor Janet Mills today issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day:
Governor Mills & Attorney General Frey Respond to Supreme Court’s Decision to Stay Texas Mifepristone Decision
Medication remains available without restriction in Maine and nationwide
Governor Janet Mills and Attorney General Aaron Frey released the following statements today after the Supreme Court issued a stay of the Texas mifepristone decision. The stay means that mifepristone remains accessible without restriction in all states and territories where abortion is legal, including Maine as the decision undergoes further review in the courts.
Governor donates $10,500 each to the Mitchell Institute, Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, and Camp Susan Curtis
Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has donated surplus funding from her inauguration to three Maine nonprofit organizations that support the growth and success of Maine youth. Governor Mills donated $10,500 each to the Mitchell Institute, the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute, and Camp Susan Curtis.