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Gov. O’Malley Pushing For Minimum Wage Increase

November 11th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley last week urged supporters of raising the minimum wage in Maryland to sign a petition. The Democratic governor wrote in an email from his political action committee that he believes the state must make the choice to raise the minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. The governor wrote that it is going to be a long and difficult effort.  O’Malley does not specify in the email how much he believes the minimum wage should be raised. Nina Smith, O’Malley’s spokeswoman, said details are still being worked out.  Maryland Sixth District Congressman John Delaney has been pushing for an increase in the minimum wage for some time, saying that he has been disappointed with the lack of leadership on the issue on the state level…


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