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.