maryland minimum wage
Maryland lawmakers will be putting finishing touches on a marijuana decriminalization bill and an increase in the minimum wage Monday on the last day of the state’s legislative session.
A provision to give certain social workers an extra pay increase is still holding up the minimum wage bill. More than 200 developmentally disabled residents and their caregivers converged on Annapolis Wednesday to help push the provision through.
Rep. Donna Edwards hopes Maryland will help inspire a federal minimum wage hike, but she says the minimum wage bill passed by the House of Delegates hurts tipped workers.
The Maryland House of Delegates voted Friday to phase in an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.
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.
Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to testify in support of a minimum wage increase when House and Senate committees take up the bill this week.