Democratic Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address on Feb. 14, 2023, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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According to a June 14 Bangor Daily News article, Gov. Janet Mills is uncomfortable with the idea of raising Maine’s minimum wage from its current $13.80 an hour to $15 an hour.

Perhaps Gov. Mills would be more comfortable with the idea if she herself were making $13.80 an hour.

Lawrence Reichard