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.
Maryland lawmakers expect to resolve the matter by the day’s end, but won’t move the minimum wage bill before it’s fixed.
Maryland is already moving toward a “two-tier” minimum wage system, where counties will set their own minimums, Gov. Martin O’Malley said. But he wants $10.10 to be the statewide minimum and let counties raise it from there.