My floor speech on LD 611 “An Act To Adjust Maine’s Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes”

My floor speech on LD 611 “An Act To Adjust Maine’s Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes”

Below are the written remarks that I prepared for my floor speech yesterday on LD 611 “An Act To Adjust Maine’s Minimum Wage Annually Based on Cost-of-living Changes.” The House voted (86-58) to pass the bill.

The solutions to our economic problems require that we build from the middle out, not from the top down, and reinvigorate Maine’s middle class. We need to make sure that every employee is getting a livable wage by raising Maine’s minimum wage. We need to make sure that our workers, especially …

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