Gov. Paul LePage named former Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice and Pierce Atwood attorney, Daniel Wathen, and George Jabar, a Kennebec County commissioner and Waterville attorney as co-chairmen of the commission that will investigate Maine's unemployment compensation system. The full press release can be read here.
In announcing LePage's appointments, a press release issued by the governor's office stated the commission's goal "is to ensure Maine's unemployment insurance system provides benefits for workers who are rightly entitled to them, while ensuring businesses are not charged when they appropriately let employees go. Additionally, the commission will review the rules and laws governing the system to assure Mainers they are consistently applied."