AUGUSTA (WGME) – Some new developments from Augusta, where there is a call for an investigation into Governor Paul LePage.
Democrats and some union leaders say he may have violated federal law.
According to a report from our media partners at The Sun Journal, a group of employees with the state’s unemployment department claim the governor pressured them to rule in favor of businesses over workers.
The employers say the governor, quote “scolded” them. They have withheld their names for fear the governor would seek retribution.
If the governor did put any pressure on state workers, that would violate federal law.
The governor’s office is denying the claims, calling them quote “outrageous.”
Some of the other people who were at the meeting say the governor never scolded anyone.
Attorneys for some state workers are now asking the attorney general to look into what happened.