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Lawmaker Seeks to Take Away LePage’s Pension

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 01:54 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A Democratic lawmaker wants to strip Maine Gov. Paul LePage of his pension if the Pine Tree State’s top Republican fails to win a second term in office.

Assistant Democratic Senate Leader Troy Jackson has proposed the legislation in an apparent tit-for-tat payback after LePage cut back on pensions for state workers.

“It’s not personal against him. It’s what he did to state employees and teachers who have no ability to make that up or change it,” Jackson told The Bangor Daily News.

“I categorically don’t think that’s fair. But that’s how the governor operated. He could have chosen to do that to himself last year when he did it to everyone else.”

If Jackson’s law is passed, LePage would be the first Maine governor in history to face the loss of a state pension if he fails to capture a second term.

But the legislation has come under sharp criticism.

“The retroactive provision only affects one person and I consider it punitive,” said Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos, an independent.

“I think it’s grossly unfair. … I think we have better things to do with our time.”

LePage’s spokeswoman told the Daily News the governor has yet to review the legislation.

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