Next month’s Maine state address will be live, not V

Governor Janet Mills will deliver the State of Maine address in person next month, instead of the virtual address she gave in 2021.

Throughout the pandemic, Governor Mills has talked about getting back to normal, with restaurants reopening, mask mandates being relaxed, and other changes that would make us feel like the pandemic might be slowing down. And, in some ways, life is a little more “normal” than it has been for the past 18 months. Children are in school and many closed businesses have reopened.

Next month, Mills will bring governance one step closer to her pre-pandemic routine by delivering the state of the state address in person. On Thursday, Feb. 10, Governor Mills will travel to the House Chamber to deliver her address to a joint convention of the state Legislature, beginning at 7 p.m. keep everyone distanced and safe.

The governor said in a news release this week that it is the strength of the people of Maine that has kept the state moving forward in the face of the challenges of the pandemic.

Of course, there’s no doubt that we still have significant challenges ahead, from the rising costs of everyday consumer goods due to the pandemic, to long-standing issues like our worsening labor shortages. by it. But for the first time in a long time, we are tackling these issues head-on to ensure that as we emerge from this pandemic, we emerge from a stronger state, with a more vibrant economy that offers well-paying jobs. that Maine people can raise a family in every corner of the state.

Governor Mills was invited to deliver her speech by the Presiding Officers of the Legislative Assembly, Senate Speaker Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau.

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