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October 21, 2022

Governor also visits newly dedicated Sukeforth Family Sports Center

Waterville, Maine – Governor Janet Mills today visited small businesses in Waterville and was briefed by municipal leaders on an $11.2 million partnership with Colby College and MaineDOT to upgrade the city’s downtown infrastructure.

October 20, 2022

Career Exploration program to connect 6,000 young people with paid opportunities at Maine employers to strengthen Maine’s workforce

Bath, MAINE Governor Janet Mills today announced the Maine Career Exploration program, a $25 million, two-year initiative of her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to connect 6,000 young people in Maine to future career opportunities by funding paid work experiences with employers across the state.

October 19, 2022

Bangor and Brewer, MAINE — Governor Janet Mills announced the opening of a $5 million grant program through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan today to strengthen Maine entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. This program represents the second round of grants from the Pandemic Recovery for an Innovative Maine Economy (PRIME) Fund, administered by the Maine Technology Institute (MTI).

October 18, 2022

More than 2,900 Maine small businesses to receive a one-time utility account credit funded through the Governor’s Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to offset energy costs  

Governor Janet Mills announced today that 2,919 Maine small businesses and nonprofit organizations will soon receive a one-time electric utility account credit of more than $2,000 to provide relief from increased energy costs. This relief is the product of legislation sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Aroostook, and signed into law by Governor Mills.  

October 17, 2022

Sanford, MAINE – During a visit to Sanford today, Governor Janet Mills highlighted a new $34 million partnership between the City of Sanford and the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) that will revitalize the city’s downtown.

October 14, 2022

Bucksport, MAINE —During a visit to Bucksport today, Governor Janet Mills visited two local seafood processing businesses who received grants awarded through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to upgrade their infrastructure.

October 13, 2022

With Federal forecasts expecting energy prices to remain high this winter, the Governor’s Energy Office has updated its winter heating resource guide to help Maine people and families take action to save money, improve their home’s energy efficiency, and find heating assistance if needed.

October 11, 2022

Governor also donates $100,000 from Contingent Account to Lobstermen’s Association to support ongoing legal battles

Today Governor Janet Mills directed the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) to file a motion to expedite the appeal of a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Maine Lobstermen’s Association v. National Marine Fisheries Service.  

October 11, 2022
Gorham, MAINE — Governor Janet Mills welcomed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to Maine Tuesday, showcasing the state’s new universal free school lunch program at Gorham Middle School.
October 10, 2022

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day: