Janet Mills silent on paid depart invoice drawing huge assist from Maine Democrats

AUGUSTA, Maine — Practically all Democrats within the Maine Legislature assist a brand new paid household and medical depart proposal, however Gov. Janet Mills stays silent because the drive to push the thought by way of the State Home kicks off.

The Democratic governor would be the central determine within the paid depart effort. Progressive teams plan to take the difficulty to referendum in 2024 if lawmakers don’t tackle the subject themselves, however enterprise teams that Mills has met with in latest weeks present no indicators of embracing the laws.

The 2 champions of the invoice, Assistant Senate Majority Chief Mattie Daughtry, D-Brunswick, and Assistant Home Majority Chief Kristen Cloutier, D-Lewiston, informed reporters on Monday that Mills has been among the many greater than 500 individuals and companies they’ve met with over a number of months for suggestions on the laws.