Maine Lawmakers Consider Proposals To Head Off Minimum Wage Hikes

But opponents argued that there are no studies to support claims that Maine’s economy has been hurt by the minimum wage increases approved by referendum.

“The efforts to weaken Maine’s minimum wage are perennial objects of consideration here,” said James Mayall of the Maine Center for Economic Policy. “Most often the Legislature rejects these efforts out of hand with good reason. Previous legislatures have recognized here is no evidence to suggest that Maine’s minimum wage is too high.”

Click here to read the full story, published March 18, 2019, in Maine Public.