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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.

May 2, 2022

Governor Janet Mills and Efficiency Maine announced today the launch of a $4 million program from the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to help Maine hospitality businesses make energy-efficiency improvements and reduce their energy costs.

May 2, 2022

Governor Janet Mills today was pleased to sign into law LD 585, An Act To Enhance Tribal-State Collaboration, To Revise the Tax Laws Regarding the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation and To Authorize Casinos, Off-track Betting Facilities, Federally Recognized Indian Tribes and Certain Commercial Tracks To Conduct Sports Wagering.

April 28, 2022

Governor Janet Mills announced this afternoon that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Governor tested positive via a BinaxNOW rapid test this afternoon after developing a mild scratchy throat. She has no other symptoms otherwise and feels well. The Governor is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters – with the second booster dose being administered on April 8, 2022 – providing her with the strongest level of protection against serious disease or hospitalization. 

April 27, 2022

At the renovated Hodgkins School Apartments in Augusta, Governor Janet Mills signed two bills to address Maine’s housing shortage Wednesday.