The House Economic Matters Committee approved an amended version of Governor Martin O’Malley’s minimum wage increase bill by a vote of 13-8.
The amendments delayed the increase by six months, increasing from the current $7.25 level to $8.20 on January 1, 2015; $9.15 on January 1, 2016; and $10.10 on January 1, 2017. The committee also removed the provision to index the minimum wage to inflation after 2017.
The full House of Delegates will begin debating the bill on the House floor today, March 5. For more information, contact Deriece Pate Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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