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If Paul LePage is elected Maine governor again, should he continue collecting his pension of about $27,000 on top of a state salary?

LePage, who is once again running as a Republican to be Maine’s chief executive, could become the first person to receive a governor’s pension while serving in the role and also receiving a salary, the Maine Monitor reported this week.

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage AP file

Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat who is running for reelection and will face off against LePage, receives about $13,300 a year from her time in other state offices. But LePage’s situation would be different in that his pension would be directly related to his time as governor, likely triggering a review of the Office of the Maine Attorney General. Lepage, meanwhile, has lambasted such situations in the past, complaining about “double-dipping” by officials who receive a pension and a state salary.

But what do you think? Should LePage continue collecting his pension of about $27,000 on top of a state salary if he’s elected governor? Let us know what you think in the poll and comments below.


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