The Maryland House of Delegates has approved phasing in an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.
Gov. Martin O’Malley visited Upper Marlboro for a discussion with businesses owners who support a minimum wage increase.
The Maryland House of Delegates on Wednesday turned against Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to tie the minimum wage to inflation.
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.
More than 20 Democrats in Maryland’s legislature are calling on their colleagues to get the minimum wage increase bills to the House and Senate floor as soon as possible.
The Maryland Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed minimum wage increase.
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.
House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.
Maryland lawmakers will be hearing testimony on a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage.
Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to testify in support of a minimum wage increase when House and Senate committees take up the bill this week.
A study on raising the minimum wage in Maryland is warning about some of the negative impacts an increase would have on businesses, particularly on the hospitality industry and food services.
Maryland’s Democratic lawmakers pushing for a raise in the minimum wage are getting some help from a coalition of religious leaders.