Category Archives: Minimum Wage

Maine is one step closer to restoring the tip credit

My faith in government was restored Wednesday when the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee (LCRED) voted 11-2 in favor of LD 673, a bill that would reinstate the tip credit in Maine. After a marathon public hearing dominated by restaurant workers and a month of deliberation, the LCRED committee came to a bipartisan […]

Maine’s economic future looks bleak after the passage of Questions 2 and 4

This commentary first appeared in The Maine Wire. The recounts for Questions 1 and 2 are almost ready to begin, but there is no significant hope for either opposition campaign in seeing the results of the Nov. 8 election overturned. According to an article in the Portland Press Herald, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says […]

Bangor CoC offers realistic alternative to increasing the minimum wage

The Bangor Chamber of Commerce is combating the hard-left Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) with a more fundamentally sound procedure for increasing our state’s minimum wage, and the proposal they’ve discussed has the backing of many business leaders in Maine. The Chamber’s business-friendly approach to increasing the minimum wage should suffice the needs of small business […]