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Maryland lawmakers scaling back Moore’s plan to boost the minimum wage

March 14th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Maryland lawmakers are scaling back Governor Wes. Moore's plan to boost the minimum wage. After hearing complaints from business owners, the Senate Finance Committee  approved a version of the bill without tying annual increases in the minimum wage to inflation as of 2025. And while the governor wants to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by October, the revised plan would delay that until January of next year. Delegate Terry Baker, a Republican who represents Washington and Allegany counties, has expressed strong opposition to repeated efforts to hike the minimum wage- saying he believes salary increases should be merit based not arbitrary…