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County Executives, Mayor Pugh support statewide minimum wage increase of $15 per hour

Posted: 7:33 PM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 00:37:40Z
Maryland working to give you back your money

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh are joining forces to support legislation that will increase the State of Maryland's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.

The proposed legislation is currently being considered by the Maryland General Assembly and will phase the wage increase over five years starting July.

"And give them a chance to get up into the middle class and and it's going to be good for our contact at all levels. I understand that there is small businesses who will have to make some changes," said Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive.

The legislation would also tie future increases to the Consumer Price Index.

Maryland's current minimum wage is $10 an hour.