Pasadena Voice: Maryland Lawmakers Push Long-Term Policies During 2019 Session

By Zach Sparks
Pasadena Voice, April 18, 2019

... Minimum Wage

Both the House and Senate overrode Hogan’s veto of a bill that will increase the minimum wage to $11 by January 1, 2020. Businesses with 15 or more employees must increase that wage by 75 cents per year until reaching $15 in 2025. Businesses with 14 or fewer employees will increase the rate by 60 cents per year, reaching $15 in 2026. ...

Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, was one of the bill’s supporters. “An increase in the state’s minimum wage to $15 will boost consumer spending and strengthen Maryland’s workforce and economy,” Barron-Menza said in a statement. “We wanted the same timetable for larger and smaller businesses, but we’re glad that the first step to $11 applies to all businesses – and that the compromise bill reduced the gap between smaller and larger businesses proposed in the Senate bill.” ...

Read more

Copyright 2019 Pasadena Voice

Share +