Tag Archives: minimum wage

What impact does a minimum wage increase have on prices?

FROM the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s Patrick Marvin on proposals to raise the minimum wage: Broadly, the concept of a minimum wage increase polls well with voters, because on the surface it seems like a common sense quick fix for a real problem to most people.  Unfortunately, this type of a change would instead cause […]

What we know and what we (should) know that we don’t know about minimum wage increases

FROM a piece in the in the BDN regarding the minimum wage debate: Democratic candidates for Maine governor and the U.S. Senate joined former Ohio governor and U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland and Portland Mayor Michael Brennan on Tuesday to call for an increase in the minimum wage, expansion of health care benefits and other steps […]

Who in Maine benefits from a $10.10 Minimum Wage?

A report recently released by Oxfam America shows that 112,000 workers in Maine, 20.2% of workers, would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10–the Democrats’ proposed minimum wage hike which has stirred up debate about the impacts such as raise would have on employment. The U.S. average for total workers benefiting from a […]