The Maine House of Representatives Thursday rejected a proposal to roll back the minimum wage increase approved by voters two years ago.
The proposal would reduce the annual increases in Maine’s minimum wage from $1 a year to 50 cents per year, and would cap the increase at $11 per hour instead of $12 by 2021.
Rep. Kent Ackley, an independent from Monmouth, opposed the bill. “Here we are again, Madam Speaker. Another proposal to substantially undo a vote by the citizens of Maine.”