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By Katie V. Jones
Baltimore Sun, Dec. 14, 2021

A week after the County Council passed the legislation, County Executive Calvin Ball put his signature on a bill that will raise the minimum wage in the county to $16 ... The minimum wage increase will be phased in during the next five years. ...

Liz Richardson, owner of Indigo Ink in Columbia, said that raising minimum wage “would be good for business.”

“Since we opened 18 years ago, we’ve seen that paying a higher minimum wage is excellent for business because it creates great company morale when workers feel valued,” Richardson said. “Employees are a huge asset to businesses, especially when they stick around long-term. When employees can afford their basic needs, they are more likely to provide better customer service.” ...

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