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Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:41 AM

Baltimore council members calls for Maryland to pass $15 minimum wage

The Baltimore City Council on Monday formally called on General Assembly lawmakers to pass a bill mandating a $15 minimum wage in Maryland.

The move by the council comes in support of bills filed by state Sen. Richard Madaleno of Montgomery County and state Del. Shelly Hettleman of Baltimore County. Their companion bills would raise the stateís minimum wage from a little more than $10 to $15 by 2023.

The City Council tried unsuccessfully last year to raise Baltimoreís minimum wage, but the measure was vetoed by Mayor Catherine Pugh, who argued the city would be at a competitive disadvantage if other counties didnít also raise their minimum wages.

Pugh joined the council members Monday in calling for the state to take action.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-state-minimum-wage-20180205-story.html

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