Issues considered during 2014 General Assembly [Pictures]
Here are some of the issues senators and delegates considered during the 2014 Maryland General Assembly session. To become law, bills passed by the legislature must be signed by the governor.
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Wages and taxes( Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / February 21, 2013 )
The Assembly approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10, but it won't fully take effect until 2018. State-funded workers who care for the disabled also will get a raise. In a nod to wealthier Marylanders, lawmakers passed a bill that eventually will spare 80 percent of heirs currently subject to the estate tax. It raises from $1 million to $5 million the threshold at which estates are subject to taxation.
Pictured: Rev. David Carl Olson, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, speaks during a rally near the Catonsville Walmart organized by Raise Maryland, a group supporting a rise in the minimum wage.