With Maine’s blueberry season just around the corner, Governor Janet Mills declared August 7-8, 2021 as Maine’s first annual Wild Blueberry Weekend.
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today after the Federal government announced that the United States would keep its borders closed to nonessential travel until at least August 21, 2021:
Governor Janet Mills today swore in the Board of Directors for the Maine Connectivity Authority, a new State entity charged with achieving universal availability of high-speed broadband in Maine.
The Board of Directors is charged with governing the Authority and is comprised of seven members. The Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development also holds a seat.
With deposits exceeding $280 million, State’s savings account has more than doubled under Mills Administration
Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration has deposited another $223.6 million into the State’s Budget Stabilization, or so-called “Rainy Day” Fund, bringing it to an historic high of $491.9 million. Since Governor Mills took office, the Administration, with the support of the Legislature, has deposited more than $282 million into the Rainy Day Fund, more than doubling its balance.
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement this evening after signing LD 1733, legislation to implement the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan:
After the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee last night voted out along party lines legislation to implement the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today urging lawmakers to continue working to achieve the 2/3 bipartisan support necessary to implement the plan and its critical investments immediately:
Governor Janet Mills today vetoed LD 1708, An Act to Create the Pine Tree Power Company. In her veto message, the Governor called the recent performance of Maine’s utilities “abysmal” and said that “it may well be that the time has come for the people of the State of Maine to retake control over the [utilities’] assets”, but she raised several outstanding concerns about the substance of the bill, noting that those concerns combined with a rushed legislative process could create more problems than the bill solves.
New law builds on Mills Administration’s work to expand access to affordable, high-quality child care
Prohibition preserves State waters for recreation and fishing – where up to 75 percent of Maine’s commercial lobster harvesting occurs – and cements into law Maine’s priority of locating offshore wind projects in Federal waters in the Gulf of Maine.
In coming weeks, Governor’s Energy Office to move forward astrategic plan for Maine’s offshore wind industry and the country’s first research area for floating offshore wind, located in the Gulf of Maine
Kay Spofford of Winslow wins grand prize of $896,809
Governor Janet Mills announced today that Kay Spofford of Winslow has won $896,809 in Maine’s Don’t Miss Your Shot: Vaccinationland Sweepstakes, a statewide program to encourage Maine people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.