I have known Janet Mills for a long time. As the attorney general, she runs one of the largest employers in the state — and oversees staff across Maine. She knows how to run a large entity. She knows how to budget on a state-wide scale and she knows how to work with folks from other administrations that she didn’t hire, but are part of her team.

The state is now in need of finding and training a more skilled work force. It isn’t about more jobs that cannot be filled, but helping employers find the talent they need.

Mills has come up with a plan that fits the changing landscape of Maine and is not just relying on keeping the same strategy that has left Maine employers struggling.

Having helped run her own small firm in central Maine, she also knows what it’s like to run a small business.

Rebecca Webber, Turner

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