Labor Committee hosts public hearing on minimum wage

Posted at 10:46 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 10:48:16-05

The Baltimore City Council Labor Committee will host a public hearing on minimum wage Wednesday.

A new proposal would continue to gradually raise the wage to $15 an hour by 2022 for larger businesses and 2026 for smaller businesses.

City Council President Jack Young said he would support a slower roll-out of the $15 an hour minimum wage increase if it happens. 

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As it stands now, the entire state of Maryland will have a minimum wage of $10.10 by 2018.

Some council members still have reservations about the increase, arguing that it would be too expensive for businesses, especially ones that could get a better deal in Baltimore County. 

The hearing is scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

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