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.
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.
Lawmakers find there’s little time for in-depth analysis in front of the council, which accepted 153 bills out of 330 proposed for the Legislature that reconvenes Jan. 5.
After a raffle that ends today, The Dinner Table PAC will have raised close to, or more than, $100,000.
Defense lawyers during online court hearing argued it may be too late, that their clients were treated illegally.
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