Baltimore Mayor Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Bill

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Reprinted from The Washington Post by the Associated Press on March 24, 2017.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has vetoed the $15-an-hour minimum wage bill approved by the City Council.

The council voted 11 to 3 on Monday to approve the bill, which would raise the minimum wage in the city gradually to reach $15 an hour by 2022.

But Pugh vetoed the legislation on Friday, saying employers would leave the city rather than pay a higher minimum wage.

Twelve of the council’s 15 members would have to vote to override the veto.

Washington Post 3/24

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