Mills administration, state workers union dispute scale of wage gap

However, after factoring in these wage increases, an analysis from the Maine Center for Economic Policy found that state government wages continue to lag behind those of their public and private sector counterparts in Maine and New England.

“The pay gap is very real and, in fact, is even bigger today than it was in 2019,” James Myall, economic policy analyst for the MECEP, told the committee.

Click here to read the full story, first published February 9, 2024 in Maine Morning Star.