Maryland Minimum Wage Increase
The Maryland Senate voted Saturday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January, the first in a series of incremental hikes that will lead to a $10.10 wage in July 2018.
Supporters of a higher minimum wage plan to rally in Annapolis, but business owner Mark Pringle says higher wages would mean higher prices at his ice cream shops.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is calling for an increase in the state’s minimum wage to at least $10 per hour.
There are growing calls across the country and right here in Maryland to raise the minimum wage. Struggling families are making an emotional plea to politicians.