• Maine June 27, 2023 11:12 am

    Maine governor signs bill to partially decriminalize prostitution​​

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill that partially decriminalizes prostitution, with supporters saying the measure protects the most vulnerable while still targeting those who exploit them.

  • Decision 2022 November 9, 2022 7:39 pm

    Connecting With People is ‘Most Important Thing' in a Campaign, Mills Says After Latest Win

    In a decisive win, Maine voters re-elected Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to a second term. Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, NBC News had projected Mills as the winner of a fierce gubernatorial race between her and her arch-rival, the state’s former governor, Republican Paul LePage. The next morning, Mills spent time at Becky’s Diner on Portland’s waterfront, even...

  • Decision 2022 November 9, 2022 12:41 am

    Maine Chooses Incumbent Gov. Mills Over Fiery Ex-Gov. LePage, NBC News Projects

    On Election Day, Maine voters faced two familiar and starkly different gubernatorial candidates: the Democratic incumbent, who presents herself as pragmatic and bipartisan, and a Republican former governor whose bombast and brashness defied niceties — and sometimes generated national headlines. During the campaign, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills promoted her stewardship through the pandemic. She boosted the state’s rainy day fund…

  • Decision 2022 November 7, 2022 6:17 pm

    Mills and LePage Make Final Push in Maine Governor's Race

    There’s only one day left before two of Maine’s political titans find out who voters will choose as the state’s next governor. Competing against independent candidate Sam Hunkler are the state’s former governor, Paul LePage, a Republican, and the state’s current governor, Janet Mills, a Democrat. The major party candidates are arch-rivals with long records, which has led to...

  • Maine November 4, 2022 2:35 pm

    Mills, LePage Debate for a Final Time in Race for Maine Governor

    Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage made reference to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ comment about inflation being “a distraction” in their final debate Thursday evening, attempting to show she was out of touch at a time of high energy, gasoline and food costs. The incumbent defended her track record through the tumultuous pandemic and vowed to help struggling Mainers while urging…

  • Maine October 28, 2022 2:47 pm

    Mills, LePage Differ Sharply on Maine's Economic Health

    Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and former two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage had starkly different views of the state’s economy as things got feisty during their fourth debate Thursday evening. LePage went on the attack against the incumbent, suggesting the economy has gone to pot since he left office in 2019 and that Mills’ policies were a big contributor to inflationary…

  • fishing September 9, 2022 10:20 am

    Gov. Mills, Other Maine Leaders Call on Group to Reverse Lobster's ‘Red List' Warning

    Maine’s congressional delegation and Gov. Janet Mills have called on an influential conservation group to immediately reverse their “red list” designation of lobster, or provide evidence to back their “irresponsible” claims that the seafood poses too much of a risk to rare whales and should be avoided. Seafood Watch, which rates the sustainability of different seafoods, said this week...

  • fishing September 8, 2022 12:03 pm

    Retailers Pull Lobster From Menus After Group's ‘Red List' Warning

    Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu after an assessment from an influential conservation group that the seafood poses too much of a risk to rare whales and should be avoided. Seafood Watch, which rates the sustainability of different seafoods, said this week it has added the American and Canadian lobster fisheries to its “red list” of species to…

  • Maine September 7, 2022 9:19 am

    Avoid Eating Lobster, Sustainability Group Says. Here's Why

    As of this week, Seafood Watch announced that it has classified American lobster, including Maine lobster, as a seafood to avoid.

  • fishing September 6, 2022 6:09 pm

    Avoid Eating Lobster, Sustainability Group Says. Here's Why

    A major New England staple is now red-listed by a sustainability group that works with Whole Foods, The Cheesecake Factory and other national brands. As of this week, Seafood Watch announced that it has classified American lobster, including Maine lobster, as seafood to avoid. The group, which is a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, said in a…

  • Coronavirus July 10, 2022 4:36 pm

    Health Care Workers Suing Maine Gov. Ordered to Reveal Identities

    Nine health care workers who sued Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills over the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate have until Money to reveal their identities. The workers have so far remained anonymous, but on Thursday a federal appeals court in Boston rejected a motion by the workers and gave them until Friday to file an amended complaint with their names. The...

  • Roe v. Wade June 28, 2022 7:49 pm

    Maine Governor Candidate LePage: ‘I Don't Have Time for Abortion' Amid Other Issues

    Calling abortion an issue that affects “few Mainers,” former Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday he doesn’t expect the issue to take up a lot of his time if he’s elected to lead the state again. Reporters asked LePage, a Republican, about the issue as he accepted an endorsement from a construction advocacy group as he challenges Gov. Janet Mills,...

  • Maine June 1, 2022 1:49 pm

    Maine Sending $850 Relief Checks to Residents Starting This Week

    Maine’s economic relief program is about to be put into effect, benefitting an estimated 858,000 people. The first round of 5,000 $850 relief checks will be sent to Maine residents on Thursday, and will be followed by waves of 200,000 checks per week in subsequent weeks, Gov. Janet Mills announced Wednesday. In late April, Mills signed the budget into law…

  • COVID-19 April 29, 2022 7:44 pm

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills' Office Gives Update on Her COVID Case

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills is isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 with a BinaxNOW rapid test on Thursday. According to statements from Mills’ office, she still has, “a mild scratchy throat but is otherwise feeling well,” she is fully vaccinated, has received two COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and is taking the oral antiviral Paxlovid, which has been authorized for use…

  • Maine April 28, 2022 4:15 pm

    Maine Gov. Tests Positive for COVID-19

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday afternoon that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor said she tested positive via a BinaxNOW rapid test after developing a mild scratchy throat. She is experiencing no other symptoms and said she feels well. Mills is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters — the second on April 8. She is currently…

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