Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill directing Maine’s labor commissioner to petition the federal government for a waiver allowing asylum seekers to work while awaiting final determinations on their claims.
Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a two-year, nearly $10 billion budget jammed through by fellow Democrats that will keep government services rolling — and possibly avert a shutdown — in the new fiscal year.
Offshore wind is coming to the Gulf of Maine. It’s part of a push from state and federal government to develop renewable energy. But how soon will the wind hit the water - and how will it benefit Mainers? Details on the state’s vision in part one of a special report: “Winds of Change.”
About 30 U.S. senators, including Maine’s Susan Collins, are urging the Department of Health and Human Services to release the rest of the low income home energy assistance funds approved by Congress for this year.
Maine utility regulators on Tuesday gave final approval to a wind power project that would provide enough electricity for 900,000 homes in New England along with construction of a new transmission corridor in northern Maine to get the electricity to the regional power grid.