Minimum-wage workers are getting a raise in Maine and Vermont
Minimum wage workers in Vermont and Maine are getting raises along with the new year.
In Vermont, the minimum wage increased Tuesday from $10.50 per hour to $10.78. The Vermont wage is indexed to inflation. The minimum wage for tipped employees increased to $5.39 from $5.25.
In Maine, the minimum wage increased to $11 from $10, while the minimum wage for tipped employees increased to $5.50 from $5.
Across the country 20 states and nearly two-dozen cities increased the minimum wage.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25, which was last raised in 2009.
This article originally appeared on www.bangordailynews.com.