Fewer Maine kids live in poverty. Thank the minimum wage increase.

Bangor Daily News

U.S. Department of Labor statistics show that wages grew across the board for Maine workers in 2017. Analysis by the left-leaning Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) found that income growth in Maine in 2017, as expected, was particularly concentrated among the lowest-paid workers. Maine’s growth among these households outpaced the nation and New England, highlighting that more than the national economic recovery was at play.

Click here to read the full op-ed, first published January 3, 2010, in the Bangor Daily News.