They did so, in no small part, because of what happened in their Governor's race in 2010.
And with 38 percent of the vote they got this guy.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) recently bullied state workers to resolve unemployment claim disputes in favor of businesses, according to an investigation by the Maine Sun Journal published on Thursday.Yes, how dare judges independently apply the law to provide assistance to people fired -- often in the name of better executive bonuses.
According to the paper's report, LePage called a mandatory meeting on March 21 with more than a dozen state Department of Labor employees. He allegedly scolded the hearing officers and their supervisors, complaining that they too often decided against businesses that challenge laid-off workers' unemployment claims.
That's not how a three-way is supposed to work.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]