Maryland state Sen. Katie Fry Hester suggested looking at tax credits or state investments to help small businesses manage the costs of paying out more in wages.
Maryland has become the sixth state in the nation to approve a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 an hour.
Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill passed by the General Assembly raising Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, saying the law would “devastate” the state’s economy and be “too much for our businesses to bear.”
The House and Senate voted Wednesday for a compromise. That sends the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan, who opposes the measure.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a compromise in the statewide debate over a $15 an hour minimum wage.
Maryland voters support a post-Labor Day start for school students and a law forcing employers to pay a minimum wage of $15. They overwhelmingly approve of their governor but oppose having an “unspecified” gender designation on driver’s licenses.
A measure to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 in 2025 has been approved by the House of Delegates. The House voted 96-44 Friday for the bill. It now goes to the Senate.
The House Economic Matters Committee voted for a $15 minimum wage bill on Monday night – but without many provisions sought by advocates, including those that would have ended subminimum wages.
As lawmakers consider whether to adopt a $15 minimum wage, some are also asking whether that figure is needed everywhere in Maryland. “Garrett County is not Montgomery County. They are not similar in any way, shape or form. They’re completely different,” said Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington County).
Efforts to get a $15 an hour minimum wage in Maryland by 2024 went into high gear Friday as members of a House panel heard from dozens of people on both sides of the issue.
Maryland’s Democrats are standing with the state’s middle class this legislative session, leaders said Tuesday morning as they unveiled a legislative priorities package that includes a $15 minimum wage, increased child care credits and reforming health care.
A series of proposals to raise the minimum wage and change other work rules are among bills proposed in Virginia’s General Assembly session that begins next week.
CNN’s Jon Sarlin takes a look into the widening gulf between the 39% of the U.S. that has a $7.25 minimum wage, and the 61% with a higher one.
Even though D.C. voters approved of raising the minimum wage for tipped workers, city lawmakers vehemently expressed intentions to overturn the measure.
The D.C. Council could be poised to overturn Initiative 77, a contentious measure approve by voters in the June primary which would mandate employers to pay the standard minimum wage to employees who rely on tips to supplement their pay.
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