Attorney General Janet Mills

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During an appearance on Maine Calling, host Jennifer Rooks asked Democrat Janet Mills, one of four candidates vying to become the next governor of Maine, what she believes should be done about the partisan divide in our state.

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The four candidates in Maine’s race for governor offered up their views on the economy, the workforce and education Wednesday morning, during a forum hosted by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Democratic Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills and Republican Gov. Paul LePage remain at odds as the governor holds up $4.9 million budgeted for her office.

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Some are calling 2018 the year of the woman.

The sentiment is fueled by the backlash to President Donald Trump, whose inauguration prompted millions to take to the streets for the Women's March in Washington, D.C. and around the country. And it's been sustained by a #metoo movement that has disrupted the power dynamic in Hollywood, media, politics and the workplace. Now, a record number of women are running for elected office, and many are asking how all of this energy might affect the upcoming election in Maine.

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More than 500 lives have been saved over the past 2 years across Maine using the overdose reversal drug Narcan.

That’s according to the Maine Attorney General's Office, which has provided the drug to 84 agencies across the state over the past two years.

In a written release Maine Attorney General Mills says the statistic is "another grim milestone in our state's fight against opioids," and that more can and should be done to address Maine's opiate epidemic.

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Governor Paul LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills are at it again.

The two political rivals are at odds over LePage’s effort to restore eight attorney positions within the Department of Health and Human services. Mills, however, says her office should be involved.

The Department wants to restore funding for eight positions that would otherwise be eliminated July 1. Those staffers would be attorneys who do contract reviews and provide internal legal advice.

Janet Mills speaks to state workers protesting the Maine government shutdown, in Augusta, July 3, 2017.
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Maine Attorney General Janet Mills ended months of speculation today and announced she will run for governor. Mills is the fourth Democrat trying to replace Republican Paul LePage who is termed out as governor in 2018.

As expected, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has filed a complaint in district court charging the Blue Ribbon Commission on Education Reform with violating the state’s open meetings law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has made good on his pledge to propose fundamental changes in the way the state's constitutional officers - the attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state - are selected.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's highest court has issued an advisory opinion that clarifies the Maine attorney general's role in certain legal cases.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court has declined to answer one of two questions posed by Gov. Paul LePage about the scope of the state attorney general's authority.

PORTLAND, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage says Maine's Attorney General is interfering with his ability to hire outside attorneys in legal cases in which she declines to represent him, or disagrees with his position.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Supreme Judicial court heard oral arguments this morning in Gov. Paul LePage's ongoing dispute with Attorney General Janet Mills.

At issue is whether the attorney general, once she has refused to represent the governor in litigation, can limit the amount of money spent on outside counsel or involve herself in other ways.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's attorney general says the state's highest court shouldn't offer an opinion on whether Republican Gov. Paul LePage can hire private lawyers without her permission.

LePage asked the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to weigh in on the issue last month. The Republican says giving Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat, power to deny him outside counsel could prevent him from carrying out his policies.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is receiving more than $21.5 million as part of a $1.375 billion multi-state settlement of a lawsuit against credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's. Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says it's the largest one-time settlement in Maine history.
The lawsuit, originally filed two years ago in Kennebec County Superior Court, alleged that S&P gave some risky investments high ratings in order to earn lucrative fees from investment bank clients during the time leading up to the financial crisis of 2008.