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Minimum wage increase forces local business owners to make tough decisions
Minimum wage increase forces local business owners to make tough decisions

A law that went into effect Jan. 1 that increased the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 has forced small business owners in southwest Baltimore County to make tough decisions. "We do have employees who are paid minimum wage. As an effect, we'll have to increase our prices by 10 percent today," said Sally Grace, owner of Peace a Pizza and dessert shop Babas in Catonsville. "There are pros and cons: people are getting paid more but people are going to have to pay more to go out." Sorrento of Arbutus, a pizza and sub restaurant, will also have make some changes as a result of the law, said Brandon Kostinsky, operations manager of the family-owned restaurant. ...

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