Biden administration Justice40 week of action highlights historic investments in overburdened and underserved communities

White House Office of Management and Budget released a snapshot of over $29 billion in new funding opportunity notifications and announcements that the Biden-Harris Administration has already rolled out to deliver on the Justice40 Initiative— MAY 23, 2022• STATEMENTS AND RELEASES from the White House White House announces that over $29 billion in funding opportunities […]

ME Governor Mills signs legislation to expand sales tax exemption for nonprofit housing developers

May 10, 2022 AUGUSTA – Gov. Janet Mills recently signed into law a bill sponsored by Rep. Traci Gere, D-Kennebunkport, that will expand the current sales tax exemption for nonprofit housing developers. According to the Maine State Housing Authority’s 2021 Homeownership Housing Facts and Affordability Index, 15 of Maine’s 16 counties were classified as “unaffordable,” meaning a household […]

In Korea, President Biden tours model for Samsung’s new Texas semiconductor facility

New Plant in Texas will Create 3,000 New Good-Paying Jobs; Biden to Call on Congress to Pass Bipartisan Innovation Act to Supercharge New Investments in Innovation May 20,2022 , President Biden and the President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Yoon Suk Yeol toured the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus – a model for the new […]

Flags Lowered in Honor of One Million Americans Lost to COVID-19

May 12, 2022 In accordance with a directive of the President, Governor Janet Mills has ordered the United States and State of Maine flags be lowered immediately to half-staff through Monday, May 16, 2022 in solemn remembrance of the one million Americans, including 2,332 Maine people, lost to COVID-19. “The pandemic has taken its toll on many, but […]

Attorney General Warns Mainers About $850 Relief Check Identity Theft Scam

05/13/2022  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2022 Scammers Pretending to Represent Revenue Services Stealing Identifying Information from Unsuspecting Mainers AUGUSTA – The Attorney General’s Office and Maine Revenue Services have been alerted that scammers claiming to be the “Maine IRS” have been targeting residents and requesting social security numbers, maiden names, and other sensitive information, […]

Maine lawmakers in Augusta support Biddeford Starbucks employees in their union quest

May 14, 2022 By Ramona du Houx AUGUSTA — On May 13, 2022, all three Democratic leaders in the Maine House of Representatives shared supportive statements at the news of Starbucks workers in Biddeford Maine filing a petition for a union election. The Biddeford store’s letter to the President and CEO of Starbucks is available here. Starbucks workers […]

Maine State Library Launches “Libraries Health Connect Program”

April 13, 2022 Starting this spring, residents in 10 communities across Maine will have a new, convenient way to connect with a healthcare provider. The Maine State Library’s “Libraries Health Connect Program” provides the technology and training needed for telehealth services through the public library. The State Library dedicated funds it received through the American […]

Governor Mills signs Cuddy bill to support maritime education into law

April 10, 2022 AUGUSTA – A bill to support maritime education LD 1389, sponsored by Rep. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, was recently signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills. The Maine Ocean School (MOS) in Searsport, Maine opened in the fall of 2018 and accepts students from around the state into its hands-on educational program. MOS seeks to […]


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