The minimum wage is going up in four of the six New England states next year.
Massachusetts continues to lead the minimum wage race. Affected Bay State workers will get $12 an hour in 2019, up from $11. The tipped minimum wage also increases, but the rate for certain farm workers remains the same, at $8 an hour.
Maine, still abiding by a voter-approved ballot question, will increase its minimum wage to $11, up from $10.
Rhode Island's wage will rise 40 cents to $10.50, and in Vermont, where increases are now somewhat tied to inflation, workers will get a 28-cent bump to $10.78 an hour.
That leaves Connecticut holding steady at $10.10 an hour, the second lowest in New England, though that could change with a new governor taking office and more Democratic control of the legislature.
New Hampshire has no state minimum wage, so it defers to the federal rate, of $7.25 an hour.