An array of bills seeking to increase the minimum wage in the state of Maine are under consideration by the legislature in the capital of Augusta.  The minimum wage battle is shaping up as a classic one in light of the fact that the recently re-elected popular republican Governor Paul LePage is advocating right to work legislation rather than minimum wage increases, a major organized labor initiative.  There is even a bill under consideration in the House, LD 403 sponsored by Representative Janice Cooper (D-Yarmouth), which would prohibit workers who receive tips as part of their compensation from being paid less than the state minimum.  The Maine Senate is controlled by Republicans, while the House is in Democratic hands.