Voters Pass Referendum Question 4 On State Ballot

AUGUSTA, Me.- Question 4 asked:
Do you want to raise the minimum hourly wage of $7.50 to $9 in 2017, with annual $1 increases up to $12 in 2020, and annual cost-of-living increases thereafter; and do you want to raise the direct wage for service workers who receive tips from half the minimum wage to $5 in 2017, with annual $1 increases until it reaches the adjusted minimum wage?

Mainers took to the polls yesterday and approved the measure's passage with 55.9 % of Mainers voting YES compared to 44.1 % saying NO to the initiative.