Saturday, April 15, 2017

Maine: State Senator proposes recall law for state

Senator Jusin Chenette (D) has proposed a recall law for the state that "give power back into the hands of the people." The bill seems to be a malfeasance standard/judicial recall variety, requiring neglect of duty, misuse of office, incompetence, crime, obstruction of voter-approved initiatives or violating election laws. There's a thought that it is about Gov. Le Page, though since the governor is term limited (at least for consecutive terms), it won't affect him. The Maine Municipal Association took a stand against the rule.

The bill requires 15% of turnout, with a very interesting provision that the signers be proportional to party affiliation of the turnout.

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