Tag Archives: John Schmitt

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 […]

The Portland Press Herald Tilts at Economic Windmills

AS I previously wrote, there is a belief in this state that the key to unlocking Maine’s economic potential is to increase the number of college graduates. ¬†However, those who espouse that view often fail to elaborate on the nuances of that plan; specifically, how increased college grads will boost economic growth. ¬†Moreover, there is […]