Baltimore Watchdog: Maryland joins other states in offering $15 minimum wage by 2025

By Kaylea Granville
Baltimore Watchdog, March 29, 2019

The Fight for $15 Coalition is basking in the glow of victory Friday now that the Maryland Legislature has rejected Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage from the current $10.10 an hour to $15 an hour by 2025.

“When workers have more money, they’ll spend more money that’s poured into smaller businesses,” said Coalition Chair Ricarra Jones. ...

Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, said, “Raising the minimum wage is a vital investment in Maryland’s workforce that will strengthen the economy and help businesses and communities thrive.”

Barron-Menza said the raised minimum wage will “boost sales as workers can afford to spend more money at local businesses. And nothing drives job creation more than consumer demand.” ...

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