• Maine February 6, 2024 2:29 pm

    2 FEMA disaster recovery centers set up in Maine for December storm relief

    Two disaster recovery centers opened in Maine Tuesday to help residents affected by the storm that knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of residents in the week before Christmas, Gov. Janet Mills and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced. The centers, located in Skowhegan and Rumford, are offering information about disaster assistance programs, disaster assistance applications and FEMA notices…

  • Maine December 7, 2023 7:40 am

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library expanding statewide in Maine

    Country music legend Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will be expanding statewide in Maine. While in Bangor, Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday that about 4,500 eligible Maine children are currently receiving free books through Parton’s book-gifting program. The Maine State Library, under the governor’s orders, is working to expand the program to all 16 counties, said Mills. “My mother introduced...

  • janet mills October 27, 2023 11:08 pm

    Maine gov. on Lewiston shootings: ‘This city did not deserve this terrible assault'

    UPDATE (Friday, Oct. 27): The man suspected in the Lewiston, Maine, mass shootings has been found dead, authorities confirmed. More details here. The deadly mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday hit home for Gov. Janet Mills — she lived in the city for years, she noted at a news conference Thursday. Mills announced that 18 people were killed and…

  • Maine October 26, 2023 2:53 pm

    Maine Gov. Mills speaks on mass shooting

    Maine Governor Janet Mills addressed the media after a mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine.

  • Maine July 11, 2023 4:47 pm

    Workers in Maine will get paid family and medical leave starting in 2026​

    Most Maine workers will get up to 12 weeks of paid time off for family or medical reasons as part of a supplemental budget Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed into law on Tuesday. The spending bill included $25 million in startup costs for the state program which allows workers — starting in 2026 — to receive paid leave to deal…

  • Maine July 7, 2023 8:26 am

    Maine governor expected to sign bill easing restrictions on abortions later in pregnancy

    The Maine Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a proposal to expand access to abortions later in pregnancy, sending the bill to the governor for her signature. Once signed into law by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, as expected, Maine will have one of the least restrictive abortion laws in the country. Current state law bans abortions after a fetus becomes…

  • Maine June 27, 2023 11:11 am

    Maine governor signs bill to partially decriminalize prostitution​​

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill that partially decriminalizes prostitution, with supporters saying the measure protects the most vulnerable while still targeting those who exploit them.

  • janet mills January 12, 2023 10:03 am

    Maine Governor's 2-Year Budget Tops $10 Billion

    Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday unveiled a $10.3 billion, two-year budget proposal that builds on her previous priorities without raising taxes or raiding the state’s reserves. The proposal, which represents $900 million in growth over the last budget, maintains the state’s commitment to paying 55% of local education costs, providing free lunches to all public school students, and providing…

  • janet mills November 9, 2022 7:37 pm

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills Holds Onto Post Another Term

    Mills said she was moved meeting voters at polling places and that she thinks connection is the most important part of any campaign.

  • Decision 2022 November 9, 2022 7:38 pm

    Connecting With People is ‘Most Important Thing' in a Campaign, Mills Says After Latest Win

    In a decisive win, Maine voters re-elected Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to a second term. Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, NBC News had projected Mills as the winner of a fierce gubernatorial race between her and her arch-rival, the state’s former governor, Republican Paul LePage. The next morning, Mills spent time at Becky’s Diner on Portland’s waterfront, even...

  • Maine November 8, 2022 5:49 pm

    Maine's Last 2 Governors Face Off on Nov. 8

    Challenging incumbent Janet Mills, former Gov. Paul LePage would make history as Maine’s longest-serving governor if elected Tuesday.

  • Decision 2022 November 9, 2022 12:40 am

    Maine Chooses Incumbent Gov. Mills Over Fiery Ex-Gov. LePage, NBC News Projects

    On Election Day, Maine voters faced two familiar and starkly different gubernatorial candidates: the Democratic incumbent, who presents herself as pragmatic and bipartisan, and a Republican former governor whose bombast and brashness defied niceties — and sometimes generated national headlines. During the campaign, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills promoted her stewardship through the pandemic. She boosted the state’s rainy day fund…

  • Decision 2022 November 7, 2022 6:16 pm

    Mills and LePage Make Final Push in Maine Governor's Race

    There’s only one day left before two of Maine’s political titans find out who voters will choose as the state’s next governor. Competing against independent candidate Sam Hunkler are the state’s former governor, Paul LePage, a Republican, and the state’s current governor, Janet Mills, a Democrat. The major party candidates are arch-rivals with long records, which has led to...

  • Maine November 7, 2022 6:05 pm

    Mills & LePage Make Final Push in Maine Governor's Race

    Incumbent Democrat Janet Mills is challenged by former governor and Republican Paul LePage.

  • Maine November 4, 2022 2:34 pm

    Mills, LePage Debate for a Final Time in Race for Maine Governor

    Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage made reference to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ comment about inflation being “a distraction” in their final debate Thursday evening, attempting to show she was out of touch at a time of high energy, gasoline and food costs. The incumbent defended her track record through the tumultuous pandemic and vowed to help struggling Mainers while urging…

  • Maine October 28, 2022 2:47 pm

    Mills, LePage Differ Sharply on Maine's Economic Health

    Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and former two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage had starkly different views of the state’s economy as things got feisty during their fourth debate Thursday evening. LePage went on the attack against the incumbent, suggesting the economy has gone to pot since he left office in 2019 and that Mills’ policies were a big contributor to inflationary…

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