AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers have tabled the latest bill to boost the lowest-in-the-nation salary for Maine’s next governor.
The bill would boost the annual salary from $70,000 to $150,000 beginning January 2023. The Legislature’s state and local government committee tabled the proposal Monday.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills hasn’t taken a stance on the bill. Her Republican predecessor long argued without success that Maine’s annual salary for governors is too low.
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Maine’s governor lives at the official state residence without having to pay rent, utility or food expenses. The governor receives a $30,000 annual personal expense account and roughly $20,000 in benefits.
The bill would’ve also increased daily meal and housing allowances for legislators from $32 and $38 to $50 and $75 by December 2020.
New Hampshire’s governor earns about $130,000 and Vermont’s, $178,000.
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