Tag Archives: minimum wage

Here are 10 ways legislators want to change Maine’s voter-approved minimum wage law

Good morning from Augusta, where a debate that’s been brewing since November will erupt into a war of words over Maine’s new minimum wage law. A long day of testimony is in store for the Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee with 10 bills aimed at chipping away at or preserving the minimum […]

Young Republican star wields Taylor Swift against Paul LePage

Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage is letting everyone know that he is still a factor in ongoing conversations about the budget and tax reform. With the governor’s budget proposal dead and the parties seemingly still miles away on large-scale tax reform, it’s sometimes seemed that the governor has been sidelined as the […]

Daily Brief: Blitz to raise minimum wage takes off today at the State House

Good morning and welcome to your Monday Daily Brief. It’s minimum wage day in Augusta and if you need a sound track, check out this old, 47-second, three-word (including “HEEYA!”) song from They Might Be Giants. Thanks to myself, I’ll be humming it all morning. Maybe you will too? Seriously, though, supporters of raising Maine’s minimum […]

New poll: LePage, Michaud margin still razor thin, and 7 stories you need to read

A new statewide poll by the Maine People’s Resource Center shows the race for the Blaine House still a dead heat between incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.