Maryland Minimum Wage
The New Year brings a pay raise to thousands of the Maryland’s minimum wage workers. Derek Valcourt has more on the increase and what it means to businesses and its workers.
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.
A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over three years, but lawmakers stripped out a proposal to index future increases to inflation.
Pushing for higher pay. The governor backs a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage by almost $3–but some business owners say that could backfire.
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.
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.