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Chamber Says Raise to Minimum Wage Will Hurt Small Business

March 6th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Once again this session there is an effort to raise Maryland’s minimum wage and the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes it- saying it could have a devastating impact on small businesses.  House Bill 1204 and a companion Senate bill would increase the state minimum wage to $8.25 or up to the federal minimum wage if it is higher. The proposed law would also require employers to pay tipped employees, like waiters and waitresses, 70 percent of the minimum wage.  The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. Eventually, the bill would raise the state minimum wage to $10 an hour. Chamber Director Stu Czapski…

2 Responses to “Chamber Says Raise to Minimum Wage Will Hurt Small Business”

  1. March 06, 2013 at 7:35 am, Sharon said:

    So sad, is the goal of the Allegany county leaders to keep the people impoverished?


  2. March 07, 2013 at 6:33 pm, Robin Busch said:

    It didnt hurt small businesses when they banned smoking in bars and resturaunts. A lot of other states minimum wage went up last year. So, eventualy, it will have to happen?


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