Look, we all want life to return to normal as soon as it is safe to do so. Our hearts break to see closed storefronts and people struggling to make ends meet because of this crisis. Each day people call me and tell me their story and urge me to keep people safe while also doing what we can to protect the businesses and the lives and livelihoods of working men and women who are the heart and soul of our state. At the same time, they and we know that reopening too soon and too aggressively could cause a secondary surge in COVID 19 cases, risking the lives of Maine people, overwhelming our healthcare system and further destabilizing the economy. Nobody wants that. That’s the truth. And I’m not going to sugarcoat it.
The Governor of Maine broadcasts a weekly radio address from the capital in Augusta to the people of Maine each week, highlighting current issues, new policy ideas, and important updates for Mainers across the state.
Other Maine Podcasts
1 Minute Maine 7/13/2020: Hatchet-Wielding Parolee Busted in Brunswick, Weekend Tornado & I-95 Construction
From tornadoes to retirement parties for people who haven’t retired yet, this was one crazy week in Vacationland. … Listen to the Show1 Minute Maine 7/13/2020: Hatchet-Wielding Parolee Busted in Brunswick, Weekend Tornado & I-95 Construction
This year, two critical bond questions are on the ballot, in addition to people running for office at every level. These bond issues will improve our infrastructure across the state of Maine. … Listen to the ShowGovernor Mills: Don’t Forget to Vote!
As the fall semester rapidly approaches, Esther Pew talks to Maggie Chipman, a student at Southern Maine Community College and Ruth Ann Paquette, a student at Unity College, about how their schools are planning to handle classes this fall and how they’ve been communicating with students. … Listen to the ShowMaine Beacon: What Are Maine’s Colleges & Universities Planning For This Fall?
1 Minute Maine 7/7/2020: Love Triangle Leads to Arrest, Rent Relief Funds Established & Weekend Rally Safety
Portland is establishing a new relief fund for residents who miss rent, this weekend’s rally in Portsmouth may require masks, and a love triangle leads to attempted vehicular homicide in Saco. … Listen to the Show1 Minute Maine 7/7/2020: Love Triangle Leads to Arrest, Rent Relief Funds Established & Weekend Rally Safety