Meet Janet Mills

I’ve spent my life fighting to protect Maine families, defend working people, and preserve our stunning natural resources. As Governor, I will do everything in my power to make Maine the safe, beautiful, prosperous state we all want for our children and grandchildren.

  • In 2017, 952 drug-affected infants were born in Maine, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. In the last decade, 7,708 babies were born affected by drugs, 1,024 in 2016 alone, representing approximately 8 percent of all live births in Maine. (more...)

  • While some cities are booming, too much of Maine remains in a persistent economic downturn, especially in the rim counties and former mill towns. Instead of looking to a single economic driver to reverse that trend, I believe we must embrace an ‘all of the above’ strategy that highlights our key competitive advantages, develops new industries, and lays the groundwork for economic growth in all parts of Maine. (more...)

  • Nationwide, the number of people without access to adequate food plunged following its peak during the 2008 recession. In Maine, however, that number has continued to grow — in fact, the USDA reported that the rate of hunger grew more rapidly in Maine then in any other state over the last decade. Today, Maine ranks third in the nation for ‘very low food security’ — that is, starvation. (more...)

  • For far too long, Maine left billions of federal dollars on the table, while the governors of thirty-one other states (including seventeen Republicans and now-Vice President Mike Pence) have taken advantage of this opportunity. The evidence is overwhelming: the states that took advantage of the expansion have seen lower healthcare costs, healthier citizens, more stable hospital systems, and stronger economic growth (more...)