Governor Janet Mills announced Tuesday that she will deliver the State of the Budget Address to a Joint Convention of the Legislature in the House Chamber on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
The Governor was invited to deliver her Address by the Legislature’s Presiding Officers, Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Rachel Talbot Ross. A copy of their invitation is attached, along with Governor Mills’ acceptance letter.
In her remarks, Governor Mills will discuss the challenges Maine is facing, highlight her budget proposal, and outline actions her Administration is taking to strengthen the economy and improve the lives and livelihoods of Maine people.
Introduced earlier this month, the Governor’s budget proposal continues her free community college initiative for another two years, expands pre-K, builds more housing, and strengthens Maine’s health care system, including investing in behavioral health, services for older Mainers and people with disabilities, and child welfare. The proposal also makes an historic investment in infrastructure to unlock vast new sources of Federal funding to fix Maine’s multimodal transportation system.