LePage vetoed bill to increase minimum wage because “Mainers deserve more than the minimum”
On July 11, 2013 At 8:28 pm
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LD611 was a bill to increase the minimum wage, sponsored by Rep. Scott Hamman, a freshman Democrat from South Portland.
As summarized by the Revisor’s Office, LD611 would:
In his veto message of LD611, Gov. Paul LePage felt that the bill didn’t go far enough. He wrote:
This is the same LePage who, during the campaign in 2010, explained why he could not give one of his best employees at Marden’s a raise of 50 cents, to $10.50 an hour.
The House fell well short of overriding Gov. LePage’s veto, with every Republican present voting to sustain the Governor’s veto.