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House Approves Minimum Wage Hike

March 8th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in January 2016 and $10.10 in January 2017 The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill increasing the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017. The vote was 89-46. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in January 2016 and $10.10 in January 2017. The measure as amended by the House does not include an indexing for inflation that Gov. Martin O'Malley had supported. Delegates Kevin Kelly and Wendell Beitzel voted against the bill.

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