Baltimore Sun: Advocates, Maryland lawmakers seek to raise minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2023

By Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun, Jan 14, 2019

Advocates and lawmakers began their push Monday to gradually raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 by 2023, a starting point for negotiations on what’s expected to be one of the hottest topics of this year’s General Assembly session.

The state’s minimum wage is currently $10.10 per hour. ...

The advocates for increasing the minimum wage say there are business owners who support the increase. At Monday’s news conference, Brian England, owner of BA Auto Care in Columbia, spoke about how paying his workers more than minimum wage has inspired loyalty among employees and improved customer service. England belongs to a group called Business for a Fair Minimum Wage. ...

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