A strong economy is one that works for everyone, including young and experienced workers, children and families, lower-wage and high-wage earners. While the Massachusetts economy has been growing and the median income has inched upward, the statewide poverty rate remains stubbornly high.
The Value of the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts
Over the past forty years the value of the minimum wage has been eroded by inflation. In 1968, the Massachusetts minimum wage was worth $10.72 (adjusted for inflation). Today, it is $8.00
One of the most important things we do through our government is help children grow and thrive. Our new Children's Budget provides information about the many programs in the Massachusetts state budget which affect children.