Amy Halsted

Maine Legislature

Mainers will fight to protect minimum wage law

In November, over 420,000 Mainers voted to increase the minimum wage, more than have ever before supported a ballot initiative. Just a few months later, however, Maine’s new minimum wage

Paul LePage

Wages and jobs surge in Maine following minimum wage increase

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released data from January, the first month where Maine’s new minimum wage increase was in effect, and the results are incredibly promising. Average

democracy

Two years of grassroots campaigning led to Maine’s minimum wage increase this week

Maine’s first minimum wage increase in eight years went into effect this week following two years of grassroots organizing by minimum wage supporters, first collecting signatures to place the issue

podcast

Campaign managers explain what’s next for those ballot measures you just voted on

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike continue their conversation with four of the campaign managers for measures that were on the ballot last week, including a discussion

Paul LePage

Maine minimum wage victory a bright spot for progressives in a dark election

Even as an unexpected conservative wave lifted Republican Donald Trump to the presidency and swamped down-ballot races across the country, the success of a set of left-leaning ballot measures in