Maine House Sustains Mills’ Veto Of Gaming Bill

The House had given the measure more than a two thirds vote earlier in the process, but only 80 members voted to override Gov. Janet Mill’s veto of the legislation that would allow Maine tribes to build and operate gaming facilities. For decades, Maine’s tribes have...

Winter power disconnection threats banned in Maine

Maine has banned winter electricity disconnection threats that mislead consumers. Lawmakers in the state, including Democratic Rep. Seth Berry, proposed a bill to prevent electric utilities from sending out misleading disconnection notices during the winter as part of...

Maine apprenticeship programs get $5.6M boost from feds

The Maine Department of Labor has been awarded $5,594,187 in federal funding to support and expand apprenticeship programs across the state, according to an announcement last week from Maine’s U.S. senators. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of...

LePage officially announces bid for governor in 2022

Former Gov. Paul LePage formally announced his candidacy for the Blaine House on Monday, setting up what is likely to be a contentious race against incumbent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in 2022. LePage, whose eight years in office began suggesting that he might...

Former Governor LePage files as candidate

The two-term Republican governor has launched a website with a countdown clock that indicates a formal announcement may be made Monday. Former Republican Governor Paul LePage formally registered as a candidate for Maine governor Thursday, confirming speculation he...

Updates to the “Back to Work” Grant Program

Based on feedback from employers and job seekers some requirements for the state’s Back to Work program are being modified. The $1,500 payment is being extended for the duration of the program June 15- July 25. The program will now also retroactively cover...

Governor Mills Signs, Bipartisan Budget

Governor Janet Mills signed the revised Fiscal Year 2022-2023 biennial budget into law, making a historic investment in Maine public schools and keeping a promise from the Governor to meet the State’s obligation to pay 55 percent of the cost of K-12 education for the...

Governor Mills Welcomes End of State of Civil Emergency

In remarks delivered during the last scheduled COVID-19 media briefing, Governor Janet Mills welcomed the end of Maine’s nearly sixteen month long State of Civil Emergency and paid tribute to Maine people for their perseverance throughout the pandemic. The State of...