Working People

Support a $15 Minimum Wage.

No full-time worker in Maine should not be able to provide for their family.  

Support the unions’ right to thrive. Unions are an important safeguard for workers. As Governor, I will re-open the negotiations between workers and state government and not make employees have to choose between a strong union and a well-deserved raise.  I also support responsible contracting for all state funds.  

Fair taxation, share the burden. In the last 8 years, the incomes of well-off Mainers grew at a rate 3 times that of low-income Mainers, and yet, low-income Mainers pay a higher proportion of their earnings for state and local taxes than does the top 20%.  We will level the playing field.