Janet Mills in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Energy & Oil: We must, and we will, continue to address climate change

We will address climate change in the long-term by investing in clean energy; by weatherizing homes and businesses; by expanding our state's network of EV chargers; and by advancing cleaner and more efficient technologies, like heat pumps--while also creating good-paying green collar jobs. We must, and we will, continue to address climate change in the long-term, for the health of our people, the health of our environment, and the health of our economy.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maine legislature Jan 30, 2024

On Gun Control: Close private sale loophole on background checks

I have arrived at the conclusion that I do not know how we can allow people who legally cannot have guns to buy them through a private sale and pose a risk to themselves or the public.

And I do not know how we can hold commercial sellers to a higher standard while allowing an underground market of private sellers to advertise guns for sale without any restrictions. In my conversations with Maine people, I believe they agree. People who can't legally own guns should not have such easy access to them.

Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maine legislature Jan 30, 2024

On Health Care: I want to expand behavioral health services across Maine

Even with the progress we have made to expand behavioral health services, access to services can still be a serious struggle. I want to expand behavioral health services across Maine, particularly for those in crisis. I propose that we establish a network of crisis receiving centers across Maine so that any person suffering a mental health crisis can get prompt and appropriate care, instead of being alone or languishing in an emergency department or a jail, as is too often the case.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Maine legislature Jan 30, 2024

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