the republic logo

Maine House Speaker Eves to get $30,000 after school terminated contract

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

AUGUSTA, Maine — A nonprofit that operates Maine's first charter school will pay Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves $30,000 after terminating his employment contract.

Eves' lawyer, David Webbert, said Eves will get the equivalent of three-month's pay from Good Will-Hinckley. His payments were first reported Tuesday by WMTW-TV.

Eves was supposed to start his $120,000-a-year job as president of the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences on Wednesday. But his contract was terminated last week after Gov. Paul LePage threatened to withhold money from the school unless they fire him.

Webbert said that under the contract, Good Will-Hinckley could fire Eves without cause if they gave him 60 days' notice. So, while he won't work, Eves will be on the payroll for 60 days and then receive one month of severance pay, or $10,000.

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

Story copyright 2015 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


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

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.