Lawmakers kill anti-nepotism bill prompted by LePage’s hiring of daughter

Posted May 19, 2011, at 9:58 a.m.
Last modified May 19, 2011, at 1:57 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill to bar Maine officials from hiring family members, prompted by Gov. Paul LePage’s hiring of his daughter to work in his office, has been killed.

A 22-13 Senate vote Wednesday to not pass the bill finishes it off for the session. The House voted a day earlier to kill it.

This bill would have required a governor, the Legislature and constitutional officers to hire and promote staff based on qualifications, and prohibit the hiring of family or household members.

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