The Coastal Packet: Maine House approves minimum wage increase

Wednesday, June 14

Maine House approves minimum wage increase

Beacon - Most of Maine’s new minimum wage law survived a series of repeal attempts in the Maine House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon, just seven months after more than 420,000 voters approved Question 4, raising the minimum wage to $9 an hour this year and to $12 an hour by 2020. Measures to cut the overall minimum wage, eliminate cost of living increases in future years and cut wages for younger workers were all voted down. A bill to repeal the more gradual increases to the subminimum wage for tipped workers passed, however, and will likely become law.

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