Restoring the Value of Work

This November, Maine voters will consider a ballot question that would raise the state minimum wage incrementally to $12 an hour by 2020 and gradually increase the subminimum wage for tipped workers until it equals the minimum wage for non-tipped workers by 2026. The Maine Center for Economic Policy analyzed the potential immediate and longterm impacts of this ballot initiative and concludes that raising Maine’s minimum wage will have positive net impacts for workers, businesses, and Maine families.