NottinghamMD.com: Olszewski to testify in favor of bill that would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour

By Chris Montcalmo
NottinghamMD.com, Feb 27, 2023 

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will testify before the Economic Matters Committee on Monday and share support for the Fair Wage Act of 2023 (HB-549).

This legislation would accelerate the state’s $15-per-hour minimum wage, fully implementing that wage for all covered employers as of October 1 instead of 2026 as currently required. In addition, the Fair Wage Act would index the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index beginning on July 1, 2025 ...

County Executive Olszewski, Maryland Governor Wes Moore, [Economic Policy Institute] Senior Economist Elise Gould, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Vice President Alissa Barron-Menza, and &Pizza co-founder Michael Lastoria will testify in favor of the bill in Annapolis at 1 p.m. on February 27th.

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