Minimum Wage Bill Approved in House of Delegates (BBJ Story)
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill that would gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 by 2025, sending the measure onto the Senate.
The bill, which passed 96-44 largely along party lines, advanced out of Economic Matters Committee on Wednesday with a number of amendments. As the bill heads to the Senate, progressive groups will likely try to convince senators to restore some of its original language and business advocacy groups will push for further amendments while also lobbying to kill the measure completely. The current minimum wage is $10.10, a measure that went into effect on July 1.