Bill Would Dock Maine Lawmakers’ Pay When They Skip Work

Posted by | April 8, 2015 09:30 | Filed under: Politics Top Stories

Republican state lawmaker Linda Baker believes if you’re elected to serve the people you should show up. If they did this in Congress all those running around trying to be president would have lots of fines.

Baker is offering legislation that would dock lawmakers’ pay when they have poor attendance records.

“If legislators are not in attendance, their constituents cannot be represented,” Baker told the Legislature’s State and Local Government Committee on Monday. “In the working world around us, employees are held to attendance standards. As a state legislator in Maine, there is no attendance accountability. A legislator is paid regardless of attendance. This is unacceptable.”

Baker’s bill would allow lawmakers a limited number of eight paid days off for sickness or personal time each two-year lawmaking session. Baker allows lawmakers five days in the first year of the session, which is usually longer than the second, and three days off in the second year.

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5 responses to Bill Would Dock Maine Lawmakers’ Pay When They Skip Work

  1. rg9rts April 8th, 2015 at 09:55

    They would run her out of Washington and every statehouse in the nation

  2. jybarz April 8th, 2015 at 10:09

    I’m afraid the bill needs more tinkering if also adopted in US Congress.

    For US Congress, the bill should also include that if a Senator or a Representative voted for meaningless and waste-of-time bill, e.g. 56 times repeal of ACA (Affordable Care Act popularly known Obamacare), their pay would be docked plusa a fine.

    The GOP Numbskulls wasted $80M to repeal Obamacare 56 times.

  3. Roctuna April 8th, 2015 at 10:13

    How about their governor who’s an intellectual no-show 24/7/365?

    • tracey marie April 8th, 2015 at 11:48

      Gohmert would never receive his paycheck

  4. Suzanne McFly April 8th, 2015 at 10:31

    Common sense has no place in government, sadly this good bill is dead on arrival.

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