The state AG likely would decide whether Paul LePage, who receives about $27,000 per year, could continue collecting his pension on top of a state salary.
Andrew Howard covers state government and politics for The Maine Monitor and is a 2021 Report for America corps member. He previously covered politics in Arizona as an intern at two local newspapers. Andrew is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he wrote his honors thesis on the future of nonprofit news websites and was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.
The governor’s decision to donate the contributions comes after Eliot Cutler was arrested Friday on child pornography charges.
Cutler, who narrowly lost to former Gov. Paul LePage in 2010, is facing four counts of possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under 12.
Some lawmakers believe that 13 members of a committee should not be able to easily spike bills that have popular support.
Proponents say the measure will give racial impact statement legislation more meaning. Skeptics wonder if it’s really needed.
The resolution passed the Senate unanimously, but a majority of House Republicans – 49 – opposed it.
Republicans want to return half of the state revenue surplus to taxpayers. Gov. Mills signals willingness to consider it.