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August 11, 2022

The Governor follows through on a promise to have her Energy Office fight an increase

Following a directive from Governor Janet Mills, the Governor’s Energy Office today intervened in opposition to Central Maine’s Power’s (CMP) filing for an electricity rate increase with the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

August 8, 2022

Governor Mills & the Legislature increased revenue sharing every year since 2019, helping offset the need to increase property taxes to deliver municipal services

Augusta, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration has fully restored municipal revenue sharing to five percent, as required by Maine law. It is the first time since 2009 that revenue sharing has been funded at the full 5 percent.

August 4, 2022

Governor calls on Versant to not file the rate request; says if they do, she will direct Energy Office to intervene in opposition and that PUC should reject it

August 4, 2022

Governor Mills proposed and the Legislature approved the payments as part of bipartisan budget to help facilities recover from the pandemic

August 3, 2022

Governor Janet Mills released the following statement today in response to a new Federal report showing Maine’s uninsured rate dropped nearly 5 percentage points among those eligible for Medicaid expansion from 2018 to 2020, the third largest decline in the nation.

July 29, 2022

In letter to federal officials, Governor stresses Low Income Heating Assistance Program must expand to meet needs of more Maine people amid record prices for home heating fuel.

With high prices for home heating fuel expected to persist into Maine’s winter heating season, Governor Janet Mills today sent a letter to Federal officials requesting increased funding and expanded eligibility for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to ensure Maine people are able to stay safely warm in their homes this winter.

July 28, 2022

The Maine Technology Institute’s “Prime” program made 174 awards to companies to aid recovery from the pandemic, invest in new products and business lines, attract new customers, and sustain long-term growth.

Governor Janet Mills today announced $23.3 million in grant awards from her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to help Maine technology companies recover from the pandemic, invest in new products and business lines, attract new customers, and create long-term economic growth.

July 25, 2022

New grants will support projects that protect public health, create jobs and reduce costs on taxpayers

During a visit to the town of Rumford today, Governor Janet Mills announced that she is awarding $22 million through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to twenty wastewater treatment facilities serving 27 communities across Maine to accelerate vital wastewater infrastructure projects.

July 22, 2022

With Maine’s wild blueberry harvest season now underway, Governor Janet Mills declared August 6-7, 2022, as Maine’s second annual Wild Blueberry Weekend.

July 22, 2022

New program administered by the Finance Authority of Maine will provide $58 million in forgivable loans to Maine small businesses

Governor Janet Mills is dedicating $58 million through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to provide forgivable loans to small businesses in Maine to support their continued economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.