Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill Thursday that would force Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour, calling it a “job killer” that would not advance the goal of a living wage for District of Columbia workers.
Support is growing for an increase in Maryland’s minimum wage. Baltimore leaders join in a call to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
Rep. John Delaney is planning to push for a minimum wage increase in Maryland.
The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other big-box chain retailers to pay their employees a “living wage” of at least $12.50 an hour.
Bills proposing a minimum wage raise, decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and a change to how pet owners are held accountable for dog bites all failed during a Maryland General Assembly session marked by the passage of many bills supported by the governor.
A push to raise Maryland’s minimum wage by almost 40 percent falls short at the State House.
A Maryland Senate panel has voted against raising the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015.
Maryland’s minimum wage earners say they need a raise and some state lawmakers agree. A bill that would increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2015 was taken up Thursday by the Senate Finance Committee.
Supporters of increasing Maryland’s minimum wage want to raise it from $7.25 to $10 an hour by 2015.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
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.
If wages go up, will the number of jobs go down? That’s what business people say about an effort to raise Maryland’s minimum wage.