Should Maine Lawmakers Get This Big Of A Pay Raise?
Among the many issues that Maine lawmakers are tackling this year, is whether or not they should give themselves a raise.
According to WMTW, there's a proposal at the Maine State House that would significantly boost pay for several lawmakers, including nearly doubling the Governor's salary. Nearly doubling sounds like a lot...but considering that the Governor gig hasn't seen a salary increase in over thirty years, it's probably fair to think about bumping that up.
Plus, the Governor's salary for Maine is one of the lowest in the country.
If the proposed bill becomes law, the Governor's pay would go from $70,000 a year to $125,000 a year. But the raise wouldn't affect the salary of Governor Mills...the Maine constitution prohibits the Governor from getting a raise while in office.
Legislators are also looking at getting a nice bump in pay - $14,862 to $20,000 for the first year of the biennium, and from $10,613 to $15,000 for the second year of the biennium.
For more details, see the full story from WMTW.