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.
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.