Minimum Wage Increase For Maryland

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland House of Delegates has approved phasing in an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017. The House voted 89-46 for the measure today. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in January 2016 and $10.10 in January 2017. The measure as amended by the House does not include an indexing for inflation that Gov. Martin O’Malley had supported for future years after 2017.

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