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Potential Pay Raise for Maine Governor, Lawmakers

Maine's future governor and lawmakers could get a pay boost under a bill before the Legislature

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    Potential Pay Raise for Maine Governor, Lawmakers
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    Maine's future governor and lawmakers could get a pay boost under a bill before the Legislature.

    The State and Local Government Committee will hold a public hearing on Democratic Rep. John Martin's bill on Monday. It would increase the governor's salary in 2019 from $70,000 a year to $120,000 a year. Lawmakers' salaries would also go up from about $24,000 over two years to $41,000.

    The committee will also consider another bill from Martin that would abolish term limits for lawmakers. Lawmakers in the House and Senate are currently limited to four two-year terms. But they often get around it by switching back and forth between the chambers.

    Martin, who is Maine's longest-serving lawmaker, recently began his 24th term in the Legislature.

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