A senator from Aroostook County is pushing to cut Governor Paul LePage’s pension, if the Governor doesn’t win re-election. Current law dictates that even if a governor serves just one day in office and then resigns, he or she could still collect $26,000 dollars a year until they die.
But, Sen. Troy Jackson of Allagash believes Governor LePage should face the pension cut because of what Jackson says is LePage’s double standard regarding the state employee retirement policy.
Political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling discuss whether the issue is purely polictics or has some merit.