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'We Are All in This Together': Maine's First Female Governor Sworn In

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    Janet Mills Sworn In As Maine Governor

    Janet Mills makes history as she takes an oath of office as governor of Maine, becoming the state's first woman governor. (Published Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019)

    Maine's new governor is vowing to restore "unity" after eight years of partisanship under Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

    Democrat Janet Mills said Wednesday evening, "we are all in this together."

    Without mentioning LePage by name, Mills swore to restore civil discourse in Maine politics. She cited former Gov. Israel Washburn's 1861 inaugural vow to wave "aside petty schemes and unseemly wrangles."

    Mills is vowing to fight global warming, expand access to health care, improve education and develop a "world-class workforce."

    Janet Mills Elected as Maine Gov., Makes History

    [NECN] Janet Mills Elected as Maine Gov., Makes History

    History was made in Maine after Democrat Janet Mills’ victory in being elected as the state’s first woman Governor.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018)

    She vowed to expand Medicaid, as mandated by voters, and embrace clean energy including wind energy. She said solar panels will be installed on the Blaine House.

    She also says her administration will create an Office of Innovation and the Future that will dive into major policy challenges and propose workable solutions.

    Mills, the first woman to be elected governor in Maine, delivered her address Wednesday evening to state lawmakers, tribal leaders, members of the military and others at the Augusta Civic Center. Her first full day on the job is Thursday.

    She said diversity is a virtue and that she'll welcome all, including Maine's newcomers and immigrants, to the conversation about the state's future.

    She said the state must find its "own common ground, expand our horizons and become one Maine again."

    She concluded the speech by saying, "Welcome home."

    Trump Escalates Criticism Against Sen. McCain, 7 Months After His Death

    [NATL] Trump Escalates Criticism Against Sen. McCain, 7 Months After His Death

    President Donald Trump again lashed out against the late Arizona senator saying, “’I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.” The comments came after he tweeted more scorn over the weekend. McCain’s daughter Meghan said that Trump had a “pathetic life” and “will never be a great man.”

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

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