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LePage outlines delivers State of the State, addresses wages

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Governor Paul LePage gave his sixth and final State of the State speech in which he addressed his agenda, concerns, and the budget for Maine. In response to new state legislation LePage said, “Our economy and our way of life are under attack.” LePage began the speech by addressing his plans for tax reform. Angered by […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Local
Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Question 4 on the November ballot in Maine will ask whether Maine should raise its minimum wage. The proposal is to increase minimum wage from $7.50 to $9 in 2017 and then by $1 each year until 2020, when it will cap out at $12 per hour. This would be the highest wage in New England. The question of raising […]

by Lydia Fanning· · 0 comments · Opinion
Should Maine raise its minimum wage?

Should Maine raise its minimum wage?

This November, Maine voters will have a chance to decide whether to increase the state minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. This is an important decision with far-reaching implications. On the one hand, raising the minimum wage would bring relief to the many individuals struggling to make it on their current salaries. On the other hand, it might […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 0 comments · Opinion