"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the salaries of Maine's state senators an
"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the salaries of Maine's state senators and representatives. They last granted themselves a pay raise in the closing hours of the 1989 legislative session when then House Speaker John Martin put a 9.1 percent increase into a budget bill increasing legislative paychecks for a two-year term from $16,500 to $18,000. The author believes the rich, the retired and the young are the only ones who can afford to take the job, and proposes that the $1.1 million now spent each year on health insurance for legislators be used instead to increase the two-term salary to $30,000 in the interest of attracting more middle-income people with families.
Legislators, State officials and employees -- Wages and salaries
Diamon, Al, ""Politics and Other Mistakes" piece on the salaries of Maine's state senators an" (1998). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 2537.