The Maryland General Assembly decriminalizes marijuana. A bill that takes jail time out of the equation for possession of small amounts of weed is headed to the governor’s desk. Meanwhile, the General Assembly has also given final approval to a 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.
A measure to raise Maryland’s minimum wage has moved a step further.
A measure to raise the minimum wage in Maryland continues to move forward.
A Maryland Senate panel has made some substantial changes to a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage.
There’s been some movement towards resolving an issue holding up Governor Martin O’Malley’s minimum wage bill. A Senate committee could be voting soon on the proposal to raise the wage to $10.10 an hour.
Chairmen of two legislative committees say efforts to raise the minimum wage have crowded out the bill that would require employers to offer paid sick leave.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown plans to promote the minimum wage hike at a Randallstown church.
The pay rate for social workers who help the developmentally disabled has become a roadblock for the minimum wage bill and legislators hope to reach a resolution in a meeting with the governor’s staff Thursday.
Supporters of a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage want to make the most of the time they have left before the General Assembly adjourns next month.
U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards hopes Maryland’s bill to raise the minimum wage will help inspire a similar increase on the federal level, but she the version that the state House passed hurts tipped workers.
A workgroup from Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee is set to take up its minimum wage bill.