Governor Mills Signs Emergency Winter Energy Relief Plan Today


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) Signing the Emergency Winter Relief Plan into Law Today Following its Approval by the Maine Legislature.

Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman Governor of Maine, today signed legislation enacting her Emergency Winter Relief Plan.  The Plan will provide direct financial relief to Maine famililes to help them stay warm, safe and secure this winter amid near record high energy prices.

The Plan received the two-thirds support required from each chamber to be enacted as an emergency measure.  With Governor Mills’ signature, the legislation has taken effect.  At the Governor’s direction, the Department of Administration and Financial Services and MaineHousing are prepared to immediately begin implementing the law.

“With hgh energy prices causing real hardship, this emergency measure will ease the financial burden on Maine people by putting money back into their pockets and ensure that our most vulnerable ciizens are able to stay warm this winter,” said Governor Mills.  “I thank the Legislature for its strong, bipartisan vote and I look forward to continuing to work with them to implement long-term solutions that will bring down energy costs, improve energy-efficiency and reduce Maine’s highest – in-the-nation dependence on expensive, harmful fossil fuels.”