Here’s How Much $ Governors In New England Make
The current salary for Maine's governor is the lowest in the nation.
The past Monday, a government committee in Augusta held a public hearing on a bill that would increase salaries for the governor, lawmakers, and judges. The salary for Maine's governor hasn't increased since 1987, ,a long time without a raise of any sort.
If approved, the new bill would kick up the governor's salary from $70,000 to $135,000.
Let's compare that figure to those in other states.
According to BusinessInsider.com, the salaries for other governors in New England are: Massachusetts - $185,000. New Hampshire - $134,581. Vermont - $178,274. Rhode Island - $145,755. Connecticut - $150,000.
So, it looks like Maine's Governor Janet Mills is grossly underpaid and it's about time for an increase. Mills hasn't said whether or not she supports the proposed pay raise.