AUGUSTA – The Maine house today approved a bill that would hold all state employees to a higher standard of ethics.
It was crafted in the wake of the document shredding scandal at the Maine CDC.
A case in which a worker said superiors forced her to destroy documents and then retaliated when she refused.
Supporters say the Unifed Code of Ethics will also protect workers who want to speak up when they see something wrong.
Governor LePage opposes the measure because he thinks it will cost too much to implement.
It now heads to the Senate for consideration.