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Fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 in Maryland continues

Posted at 8:08 AM, Feb 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 08:08:22-05

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh alongside Council members Mary Pat Clarke and Kristerfer Burnett will make the case for the General Assembly to enact a minimum wage raise across the state Monday.

On Monday at 4 p.m. on the 4th floor of City Hall, they will host a press conference urging the the General Assembly and Governor to approve Senate Bill 543 and House Bill 664, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2023.

A city version of this bill was vetoed by Mayor Pugh in 2017. She said it would make Baltimore "the hole in the donut," for fear of losing jobs and tax revenue to surrounding counties.

Currently the minimum wage is at $10.10.

Other cities who enacted a similar wage hike, lost jobs.