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September 13, 2021

Maine’s plan to implement the federal Family First Prevention Services Act aims to prevent abuse and neglect, reduce the need for foster care, and improve children’s residential treatment

September 13, 2021

Maine to receive more than $137 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support Maine students and schools

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Maine’s proposal to use American Rescue Plan funding to support in-classroom instruction for Maine children, sustain the safe operation of schools, and equitably expand opportunity for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 3, 2021

Funds will be utilized by newly-created Maine Connectivity Authority to expand access to affordable broadband

Governor Janet Mills today praised an announcement from the U.S. Treasury Department that it is allocating more than $128 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to expand Maine broadband.

September 2, 2021

Maine Department of Health and Human Services is distributing $146 million to long-term care facilities and hospitals to help with workforce recruitment and retention

The Mills Administration announced today that it will begin enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health care workers on October 29, 2021, providing an additional month for health care workers to complete their vaccination protocol and for health care organizations to use $146 million in forthcoming funds to address workforce needs.

September 2, 2021

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement on the State of Texas’s new law effectively banning all abortions in the state and the U.S. Supreme Court’s failure to intercede to prevent the law from taking effect:

September 1, 2021

In the wake of yesterday’s National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Rule, Governor Janet Mills last night sent a letter to Maine’s lobster industry expressing solidarity with them and calling the rule “extremely disappointing”. In the letter to Maine’s lobster harvesters, dealers, and processors, Governor Mills pledges to work with Maine’s Congressional Delegation to determine the best way to address the industry’s and administration’s concerns:

August 31, 2021

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, and Governor Janet Mills issued this statement following the release of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Rule:

August 31, 2021

Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner Heather Johnson of the Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that they are now accepting applications for the annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence (GABE).

August 31, 2021

Maine Department of Health and Human Services boosts rates for substance use disorder treatment and funds recovery program with 20 locations across eight counties; Department of Labor extends employment initiative for Maine people affected by substance use disorder

August 25, 2021

After Danone, the owner of Horizon Organic, notified 14 Maine organic dairy farms that the global brand intends not to renew contracts for milk with them and other farms across New England Governor Janet Mills and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal released the following statement today pledging to assist the 14 Maine farms: