Maine Governor Paul LePage To Submit Legislation Giving Power To The Governor To Appoint The Attorney General And State Treasurer

Pine Tree Watchdog reports “Gov. Paul LePage plans to submit legislation this session that would create the state’s first lieutenant governor, do away with the secretary of state position and give the power to appoint the attorney general and treasurer to the governor.

Although the bill has yet to be submitted, the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting has exclusively confirmed its rough outline with the governor’s office and the current secretary of state, Matthew Dunlap.

The changes would require an amendment to the state constitution, which needs a two-thirds vote of the legislature and two-thirds approval in a voter referendum.

The governor’s office confirmed it is drafting legislation that would not only make that change to the state’s constitution, but would also change how two other constitutional officers are appointed. LePage wants the governor, not the legislature, to name the attorney general and state treasurer.

Read more HERE.

Original constitution of Maine (1820) Art. V, sec. 8, click here.

Related:  The Destruction of the Governors Executive Council and the Fraudulent Evolution of Maine’s Legislative Council, click here.

Published in: on January 22, 2015 at 8:27 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Hi!

    The legislature has no delegation of authority to dispose of the Secretary of State constitutional office (see Article 5, Part 3 of the original constitution).

    The legislature also cannot lawfully give the governor the authority to appoint the state treasurer (see Article 5, Part 4 of the original constitution).

    All Governor LePage needs to do regarding the attorney general is to have the 1855 resolve investigated and declare it null and void in order to “bring back” the attorney general in the Executive department (see Article 5, Section 8 of the “original” Constitution of the State of Maine).”

    Lastly, I don’t think the legislature will do this since the legislature is involved in all three as above-noted.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  2. Hi!

    The governor cannot lawfully replace the Secretary of State with a lieutenant governor.

    He is a “party” to a crime; plotting to change constitutional offices with at least one member of the legislature. The two departments are in
    “cahoots” with each other.

    I have shown the “dangers” of departments being in cahoots with each other in my book.

    A lieutenant governor does not even exist in the original constitution nor in the statutory one.

    The Secretary of State is mentioned in Article 5, Part 3 in the original constitution.

    Additionally, LePage speaks about “party” issues, and it was NOT about parties when the constitution was established and ordained by the people.

    No parties existed that I know of, and none is mentioned in the original constitution.

    If anyone on here knows anything when parties were established and utilized, please enlighten us.

    I do NOT have a history of this.

    Furthermore, our whole state was “overthrown” in 1876. This is ONLY 56 years after the original State of Maine was established.

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

  3. Hi!

    The legislature has NO authority to create a fraudulent proposed amendment and “fool” the people into voting for it.

    This is fraud and treason against the people.

    Furthermore, examine your “voter application” form at your town/city/plantation office and see who is allowed to vote (see Article 2 in the original constitution of the State of Maine – the legislature could have included women later on as women are people, too – see Article 1, Section 2).

    Hint: it is not a state citizen or the people.

    These are “foreign” agents ONLY.

    And by “declaring” yourself to be “one of those” what have you actually done?

    Did you tell the truth?

    Did you lie?

    What proof do you have that you are “one of those?”

    What proof do you have that you are NOT “one of those?”

    Thank you!

    Lise from Maine

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