Tue. Jun 18th, 2019

Maryland General Assembly votes to raise minimum wage to $15

The Maryland General Assembly voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in 2025.

The bill passed in the House of Delegates with a 93-41 vote and in the Senate with a 32-13 vote. The legislation now goes to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk. The House and Senate passed their versions of the legislation by veto-proof majorities.

Hogan has not said whether he would veto the bill. He has made it clear, however that he doesn't like it.

Under the compromise, companies with fewer than 15 employees will have until July 2026 to fully pay the new wage.

Starting next year, the current $10.10 minimum will incrementally increase by 60 cents each year.

The Senate voted 32-13 in favor of adopting the compromise. But the legislation did spark a short debate.

 

Source WBAL
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