Portland voters weigh five citizen initiative questions at the polls

Perhaps the most hotly debated proposal from the DSA, Question D would raise the minimum wage in Portland from its current figure and incremental track — $13 per hour before hitting $15 per hour in 2024 – to one that pays $15 an hour come January 1, with incremental raises of $1.50 to reach $18 per hour by 2025. This change would directly impact roughly 17,800 workers in Portland, according to a study by the Maine Center for Economic Policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published October 19, 2022 in the Portland Phoenix.