Gov. Janet Mills

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has picked a former lobbyist from the state's leading physician organization to oversee Maine's response to the opioid crisis.

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Gov. Janet Mills has appointed a former Penobscot Nation police chief and representative to the Maine Legislature as her senior adviser on tribal affairs. Donna Loring most recently served as a member of the Penobscot Nation's tribal council. Loring says she considers her new job a historic opportunity for the tribes and the state to improve relations.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Janet Mills is launching new official public accounts on social media. Mills, a Democrat, was elected last year and took office this month.