From the Chair
This section has commentary and messages from the current and past Chairpersons of the CCRC.
~ written in April, 2017
While well-intentioned people may desire to raise the minimum wage thinking it will benefit workers, and while those currently holding minimum wage positions may be temporarily helped by the immediate increase in pay, the following are some of the undesirable results of the minimum wage increase. more
~ Originally published in the Portland Press Herald in October, 2017
Several recent editorials praise this November’s ballot initiative to extend Medicaid (MaineCare) benefits to working-age, non-disabled, childless adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Writers foresee better access to healthcare, lives saved, and an economic boom resulting from increased hospital jobs. However, expansion will not benefit everyone. It will hurt some it purports to help. more