I write to correct the record as a candidate for representative to the Legislature from Brunswick. A letter to the editor claimed that I do not support the minimum wage. That is not true.
As I state on my website, I support the minimum wage for all businesses. I would like to raise the minimum wage for larger businesses, then tie it to the cost of living so the wage all businesses pay keeps up with inflation.
This would give many workers in Maine an immediate raise, while protecting small businesses. It is not exempting small businesses; it’s giving them time to plan for increases. We should protect job growth during this phase of the business cycle; small businesses are the place where job growth occurs.