Gov. Janet Mills

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Maine lawmakers are considering a proposal that would add an Equal Rights Amendment to the state constitution.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Public hearings begin Monday on Gov. Janet Mill’s proposed $8 billion budget to run state government for the next two years, starting July 1. The hearings are expected to last for at least a month.

David Sharp / AP Photo

As Gov. Janet Mills builds out her climate agenda, it could get a boost from the deal-making around Central Maine Power's proposal to build a new transmission line through western Maine.

Gabor Degre / BDN

Gov. Janet Mills is abandoning the proposal initiated by her predecessor to create a so-called “step down” unit in Bangor to handle psychiatric patients who don’t need hospital care, but are still considered a risk to the public.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The legislature’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee has started work on Gov. Janet Mills' proposed supplemental budget to pay the state’s bills through the current budget year, which ends July 1. But it does a lot more than that.

Toby Talbot / AP Photo

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order terminating both the Maine Wind Power Advisory Commission and a moratorium on new wind projects.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and members of her staff on Wednesday met with the head of the massive Spanish power company that owns Central Maine Power, a utility which is under investigation by state regulators for ongoing billing problems and which is also engaged in a public relations campaign as it seeks approval of a 145-mile transmission line to send hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine Gov. Janet Mills told a joint convention of the Legislature Monday night that her budget is aimed at the future, and defended it against criticism that it is unsustainable. Mills said her budget is responsible, and provides needed investments in critical areas without raising taxes.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic governor is ready to rally support for her two-year, $8 billion budget proposal, which includes funding for Medicaid expansion.

Steve Mistler / Maine Public

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is prioritizing health care, education funding and the opioid crisis in her first two-year spending plan, a sprawling policy document totalling $8 billion over a biennium that begins July 1.

Joel Page / AP Photo

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has released her proposed two-year state budget that she says responds to what Mainers told her during the campaign. Republican lawmakers, though, say the budget is unsustainable and relies too heavily on one-time money.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills will present her two-year budget plan Friday. The proposal is expected to have wide-ranging implications for Mainers, the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the governor herself.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Photo

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order aimed at accelerating the state’s response to the drug crisis. Mills says it is just the first step in addressing a major public health problem.

Tuesday, February 12 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Public Affairs program will cover Gov. Janet Mills' Budget Address, which was presented at a joint convention of the Legislature Monday evening.


AUGUSTA, Maine - Lawmakers are set to hear from the nominees chosen by the new Democratic governor to lead state agencies and roll out her plans to tackle the opioid crisis, climate change and health care costs.