the republic logo

Maine attorney general dismayed by LePage's delay in signing off on pay boost for assistants


AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and some lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Paul LePage's delay in signing off on a pay boost for assistant attorneys general.

The state budget called for a four percent raise for Maine's district attorneys, assistant district attorneys and assistant attorneys general.

Mills said Tuesday that LePage still hasn't authorized that raise for assistant attorneys general. She said they also haven't received a one percent boost that all state employees were supposed to get, starting July 1.

Lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee said Tuesday that they would send a letter to LePage seeking an explanation.

Mills, a Democrat who often clashes with LePage, said she hasn't received an explanation from the Republican governor's office. His office did not respond to multiple requests for comment Tuesday.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.