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Delaney Applauds Maryland’s Minimum Wage Increase, Wants To See A National Hike

July 2nd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Effective July 1, Maryland’s minimum wage increased by a quarter.  It increased from $8 to $8.25 on Wednesday.  The increase is one of several approved by the Maryland General Assembly last year, when then-Gov. Martin O'Malley made the increase a priority of his last legislative session as governor.  The first increase took effect in January, when the wage went from $7.25 to $8. It is set to go up again to $8.75 in 2016 and $9.25 in 2017. It is scheduled to reach $10.10 in 2018.  Maryland Sixth District Congressman John Delaney said he applauds the steps being taken by Maryland and other states, but he says it’s time for a national increase in the minimum wage…





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