A Republican Senate leader has put in
bills to suspend cost-of-living raises Maine legislators are
Senate Minority Leader Kevin Raye says it’s inappropriate for
the Legislature to accept a cost-of-living adjustment in these
Lawmakers are due to get the increases this year and next. Raye
has bills suspending the increases for each year.
After a 3.7 percent adjustment, each lawmaker will get $13,526
for this year’s six-month session. If they give up their raises for
next year, it would save an estimated $40,000.