August, 2015 – Portland poll shows voters support tipped minimum wage increase

“A survey of likely Portland voters, commissioned by the Maine People’s Alliance and conducted by the Maine People’s Resource Center, shows overwhelming support for several initiatives to raise the minimum wage, including the plan passed by the Portland City Council that would increase the base sub-minimum wage for tipped workers from the current rate of $3.75 an hour to $6.35 in 2016 and to $6.93 in 2017.”