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Lawmakers Override Veto Of $15 Minimum Wage Bill

March 28th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland General Assembly voted Thursday to override the governor's veto of the $15 minimum wage bill. The measure will raise Maryland's minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Democrats pushed for the increase, arguing workers deserve a living wage. The override comes about 24 hours after Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the bill, saying the measure would cost close to 100,000  jobs and put Maryland in a competitive disadvantage with neighboring states- pushing small businesses out of the state. The governor had offered a compromise proposal that would have phased in an increase of the minimum wage to $12.10 by 2022. 

2 Responses to “Lawmakers Override Veto Of $15 Minimum Wage Bill”

  1. March 29, 2019 at 10:13 am, jackblack said:

    TO ALL MARYLANDERS:WE WELCOME YOU TO WILD AND WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA!

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  2. March 29, 2019 at 11:40 am, Lav said:

    $11 is not that much, and is barely livable for some, especially if it’s the only income for a household. Given inflation every year, I can’t see $15 an hour by 2025 being as terrible to this area as people think it will be. Every year, restaurants raise their prices a little; every year, groceries, cost of living, taxes, goes up a little. Now, every year until 2025, wages will go up a little. So? Looks to me like things even out. Just mho.

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