WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is calling for an increase in the state’s minimum wage to at least $10 per hour.
In an interview Sunday with CNN’s “State of the Union,” O’Malley said that if the minimum wage had only kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would be a little more than $10 per hour now. He says it would be $20 per hour if the wage had kept pace with productivity.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
O’Malley said last week that he would focus on raising the state’s minimum wage during his last full legislative session as governor. He did not immediately say how much he believed the $7.25 minimum wage should be increased.READ MORE: Colin Powell, Military Leader And First Black US Secretary Of State, Dies After Complications From COVID-19
But he told CNN he’s “zeroing in on around $10 an hour” for the minimum wage.MORE NEWS: Maryland's Leaders & Residents React To Colin Powell's Death
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