Governor Mills to Attend White House Signing of Historic Infrastructure Bill Benefiting Maine

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Governor Janet T. Mills (D) the First Woman Governor of Maine, Will Attend the Signing Ceemony at the White House Today.

President Joe Biden Signing the Infrastructure Act This Afternoon at the White House Which Finances $1.2 Trillion to Improve Roads, Bridges, Broadband and More, All of Which are Desparately in Need of Repair and Improvement in Maine.  The Signing Occurred Just After 4:00 pm. The Act Has Been Enormously Popular with 62 % Supporting it. VP Harris is at Left and Chuck Schumer is at Right in Photo.

Governor Janet T. Mills, (D), the first woman Governor of Maine, will travel to Washngton, D.C. today, Monday, November 15, to join President Biden, his Administration and others in the White House as the President signs into law the $1.2 trillion  Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.   Governor Mills was invited by the President to attend.

In Maine the Act will provide an estimated:  $1.3 billion in highway and bridge program funding; $225 million in dedicated bridge funding through 2026; $19 million across five years to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure; $241 million over five years to improve public transportation opeions; $74 million over 5 years to improve infrastructure at airports; and at least $100 million to expand high-speed broadband across Maine.

Furthermore, as a result of the Bill, Maine can compete for $12.5 billion in funds from the Bridge Investment Program and $16 billion for major projects with substantial economic benefits.

These new invesments follow a biennial budget signed into law by Governor Mills tdoday, for the first time ever, dedicates $50 million to the Maine Department of Transportation for capidtal projects being constructed tdhis year and stipulates that Maine DOT will also receive 20% of unappropriated surplus.  In total, this will amouont to $55.9 million in unprecedented General Fund investment to improve Maine’s transportation infrastructure.

This was the largest infrastructure legislation signed into law since President Dwight Eisenhower and his roads legislation.