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January 11, 2022

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology’s unanimous vote to recommend the approval of attorney William Harwood of Yarmouth as the state’s Public Advocate. With today’s vote, the Maine State Senate will consider his nomination.

January 11, 2022

FEMA also approves Mills Administration’s request for two Federal COVID-19 Surge Response Teams for MaineHealth and Central Maine Medical Center

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she will activate up to an additional 169 members of the Maine National Guard to help alleviate short-term capacity constraints at hospitals and maintain access to inpatient health care for Maine people amid record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations.

January 7, 2022

“The best way to thank our health care workers – the best way to help relieve the burden on their shoulders – is to heed their advice: get vaccinated,” said Governor Mills

Portland, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills today toured the Emergency Department (ED) and a COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Maine Medical Center in Portland where she spoke with and thanked hospital staff for their tireless efforts to save the lives of Maine people during the pandemic.

January 7, 2022

With blizzard conditions in Washington County expected to cause icy roads and hazardous driving conditions, Governor Janet Mills has directed all State of Maine offices in Washington County to close today, Friday, January 7, 2022, effective immediately. State offices in all other areas of Maine remain open today consistent with normal operations.

January 7, 2022

Maine Department of Health and Human Services will distribute the tests to Walgreens pharmacies, schools, health care sites, and congregate care settings in January and February

January 5, 2022
Governor Janet Mills today swore in Andrew Butcher as the first President of the Maine Connectivity Authority. Butcher, of Portland, was unanimously confirmed for the position by the Maine State Senate today.
January 5, 2022

As increasing home values burden Maine people on fixed incomes, an initiative of the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan will help pay property tax bills for Maine seniors and those who are permanently disabled

January 4, 2022

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology’s unanimous vote to recommend the approval of Andrew Butcher of Portland as the first president of the Maine Connectivity Authority. With today’s vote, the Maine State Senate will consider his nomination.

January 3, 2022

Three years ago today, on her first day in office – January 3, 2019 – Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order expanding voter-approved Medicaid in Maine. Governor Mills issued the following statement today:

December 30, 2021

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has been granted intervenor status in Maine Lobstermen’s Association v National Marine Fisheries Service, a lawsuit before the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. that challenges Federal regulations hurting Maine’s vital lobster industry. It is the Mills Administration’s latest effort to stand up for the lobster industry and its hard working men and women in the face of the Federal government’s burdensome proposal.