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Posted on: July 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mayor's Statement in Response to Governor Mills' GA Rule Change

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Mayor Ethan Strimling today released the following statement in response to Governor Mills’ announcement regarding rule changes to the General Assistance program.

"On behalf of the people of Portland, and especially our newest residents, I want to thank Governor Mills for restoring a bit of humanity to our state. Our future depends on young skilled families moving to Maine and today the Governor has made it easier for Portland and the entire state to help these legally-present people integrate and build a future. With today’s action, Governor Mills has truly said to numerous arriving families now and in the future, 'Welcome Home.'”

Click here for the announcement from Governor Mills. 

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