New year brings raise for minimum-wage workers, in final phase of voter-approved plan

Portland Press Herald

“When workers with low incomes have more money in their pockets, the entire economy benefits,” Myall said in a statement. “Workers in low-paying jobs tend to spend any increased income on the basics – things like food, clothing, child care or utilities. That kind of consumer spending goes right back into the local economy, supporting local jobs and spurring further growth.”

Click here to read the full story, first published December 31, 2019, in the Portland Press Herald.