Maryland Senate OKs Minimum Wage Hike to $15 by 2025

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Maryland workers protest outside the governor's mansion in Annapolis on March 13 for Governor Larry Hogan to support legislation increasing the state's minimum hourly wage to $15. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by The Associated Press on March 14, 2019.

The Maryland Senate has passed a measure to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

The Senate voted 32-15 along party lines on Thursday for the bill. Democrats who control the General Assembly have made the measure a priority this session.

The House also has approved raising the minimum wage to $15, but the chambers have passed different versions of the legislation.

For example, the Senate bill gives businesses with fewer than 15 employees until 2028 to comply. …

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