Should Maryland Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage? | WYPR

Should Maryland Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage?

Feb 28, 2019

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Should Maryland raise its minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour? As lawmakers debate, dozens of business owners and workers have testified about the potential impact of a wage boost.

Lawrence A. Richardson Jr. of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce lays out the concerns of small business owners across the state - will they be forced to cut jobs or hours? Will they relocate to bordering states? - while Alissa Barron-Menza of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage argues that higher wages grow the economy through higher customer spending.