On The Line

Online poll supports raising minimum wage

By Staff | Apr 12, 2014

Last week we asked readers if the state should raise the minimum wage.

The results are in and the vast majority of 434 responses favors raising the minimum wage (see diagram for results).

Maine's minimum wage has been $7.50 per hour since 2009. The Legislature has voted to raise it to $9 by 2016, but the bill has to be signed by the governor.

Next week: Old County Road

Go to knox.villagesoup.com and click "On The Line" in the upper left corner of our home page to take our next On The Line poll.

This week we are asking if the city should borrow $1.6 million for repairs to Old County Road.

The road is in dire need of repair due to potholes and frost heaves. Fixing it may mean a municipal partnership with the Maine Department of Transportation.

According to an estimate from Gartley & Dorsky Engineering & Surveying, the cost of repairing the road could total $2.3 million.

We will post results of that poll in the April 17 edition of The Courier-Gazette.

If you have a suggestion for a poll question we should ask, email it to news@villagesoup.com, attention Dan Dunkle.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Nicole Jeanette Boutin | Apr 14, 2014 08:38

The survey should have asked ...how many would be for wage increase at  the expense of some losing their job? Because that would happen.

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