Maryland Legislature Approves $10.10 Minimum Wage

Monday, 07 Apr 2014 03:06 PM

 

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The Maryland legislature approved raising the state's minimum wage on Monday to $10.10 an hour, equaling the highest state rate and drawing praise from President Barack Obama.

The Democrat-controlled House of Delegates approved passage 87-47 and sent the bill to Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley, who had made the measure a priority.

Maryland's entry-level wage is $7.25 an hour and was last raised in 2006. The bill would raise it in stages to $10.10 in July 2018.

Connecticut last month raised its minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017, setting the highest U.S. state rate.

"Maryland's important action is a reminder that many states, cities and counties - as well as a majority of the American people - are way ahead of Washington on this crucial issue," Obama said in a statement.

Obama has pushed Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, after nearly half of states and the District of Columbia raised theirs. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has rejected his call.

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