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Baltimore City Council Members Speak Out Against Minimum Wage Bill

February 21st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Baltimore City Council members spoke out last week against a General Assembly bill that would block the city and other jurisdictions from raising the minimum wage above what's approved by the state. The minimum wage in Maryland is now $8.75 per hour. The federal rate is $7.25. The Maryland General Assembly voted in 2014 session to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2018. There are some members of the General Assembly pushing for a statewide increase to $15. Mac Middleton, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, expects the debate to heat up in the coming weeks…


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