Tag Archives: Janet Mills

Maine Moves To Shield Out-Of-State Abortion Seekers

The Associated Press reports: Maine will not cooperate with other states’ investigations into people who seek abortions or health care providers that perform them, the state’s governor said Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order that she said will protect access to abortion in her state. She said she made the order as a response to the Supreme …

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Maine Gov Activates National Guard To Help Hospitals

Via press release from Maine Gov. Janet Mills: Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has activated additional members of the Maine National Guard to help alleviate short-term capacity constraints at hospitals and maintain access to inpatient health care services for Maine people amid a sustained surge of COVID-19. The Governor’s decision follows discussions with Maine’s hospital systems and comes …

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Appeals Court Upholds Maine Governor’s Vax Mandate

The Bangor Daily News reports: The appellate court in Boston on Friday denied an emergency request to keep Gov. Janet Mills’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate from being enforced, marking the second legal defeat in a week for mandate opponents. Maine’s mandate that requires health care workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 29 or risk losing their jobs. The three-judge panel …

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Maine Becomes 17th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Bangor’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maine’s governor, Janet Mills, put her support behind a bill to ban so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, signing it into law Wednesday. The bill, LD 1025, advanced in Maine’s House and Senate in early May and has held bipartisan support before it reached Gov. Mills for her signature on May 29. Several lawmakers turned …

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MAINE: First State To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

Vox reports: Maine just became the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers. The bill, which was signed into law today and goes into effect in January 2021, prohibits convenience stores, restaurants, grocery stores, farm stands, and coffee shops from using containers made of polystyrene, which is more commonly referred to as Styrofoam. “Polystyrene cannot be recycled like a lot …

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MAINE: Democrats Poised To Flip Governor’s Mansion

The Portland Press Herald reports: A new poll shows Democrat Janet Mills with an 8-point advantage over Republican Shawn Moody in Maine’s gubernatorial race. The Emerson College poll of nearly 900 registered Maine voters found that Mills, the state’s attorney general, was the top choice for 49.7 percent of respondents while 41.7 percent chose Moody, a business owner. Moody’s political …

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