Gov. Janet Mills

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Gov. Janet Mills has issued an executive order mandating travelers to Maine self-quarantine for 14 days to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The order instructs visitors not to travel to Maine if they are displaying symptoms of the coronavirus and advises them not to travel to Maine if they are coming from cities or regions identified as COVID-19 hotspots.

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As Maine Gov. Janet Mills takes additional measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, she and other governors are saying residents should brace for a long period of sacrifice to protect public health. But President Donald Trump has begun signaling a dramatically different approach, telling Americans Tuesday that he wants large sections of the economy reopened by mid-April.

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The number of coronavirus cases in Maine continues to climb. And now Gov. Janet Mills is taking steps she had originally hoped to avoid, including the mandatory halting of dine-in services at restaurants and bars and a prohibition on gatherings of 10 or more people.

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Before ending the legislative session Tuesday, Maine lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for a bill that gives sweeping powers to Gov. Janet Mills to address the coronavirus pandemic.

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Government scientists told the state's climate council Wednesday that Maine has been reducing its overall emissions of climate-warming pollution over the last several decades. And they say that the carbon-absorbing capacity of Maine's vast forests could ease the road to meeting ambitious goals set by Gov. Janet Mills and the Legislature.

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Gov. Janet Mills delivered her first State of the State address Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz talked with Democratic state Senate President Troy Jackson, of Allagash, and House Minority Leader, Republican Kathleen Dillingham, of Oxford, to find out what they thought about the speech, and the policy goals and initiatives Mills laid out.

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Gov. Janet Mills has vetoed three of the 40 bills she held from the last session of the legislature. One of the vetoes targets a measure allowing sports betting in Maine, which she says raises lots of unanswered questions and believes would not generate significant revenue for the state.


Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is proposing a set of economic development goals for the state over the next decade, and many of the goals are familiar.

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A new task force will convene for the first time Thursday to consider how and where to lease potentially vast swathes of the Gulf of Maine to offshore wind-energy developers. The outcome could have big consequences for Maine's fishing industry, and for the state's role in the next wave of renewable energy development.

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills says a new report from the United Nations that is calling for unprecedented cuts in greenhouse gas emissions is unlikely to change the state's own climate change goals.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's governor says President Donald Trump's move to withdraw from an international climate accord should motivate states to take the lead in fighting global warming.

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One of the most difficult issues facing lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in the months ahead is how to adequately fund the state’s roads and bridges. The cost of repairs and reconstruction continues to increase, and fuel taxes have not kept pace as Mainers move to more fuel-efficient vehicles.

As part of his continuing series of interviews with Maine news makers, Mal Leary spoke with Gov. Mills about her views on transportation policy.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order to create an organized effort aimed at fighting elder abuse.

Gov. Janet Mills Friday detailed Maine's plan to address climate change at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland. She also said she is seeking closer relationships with the nations in attendance.

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Gov. Janet Mills is speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in New York Monday afternoon about Maine's effort to combat climate change.