The effort to raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15 an hour is dead — at least for now.
Two weeks after the City Council backed the wage hike by a veto-proof majority, the bill's lead sponsor said Monday she had failed to collect enough signatures to even attempt an override of Mayor Catherine Pugh's veto.
"It has been laid to rest," City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said of the legislation, after acknowledging just six of her colleagues had joined her in trying to force a vote to override the veto. She needed 10 council votes to force an override attempt.
But Clarke said she wasn't done fighting for a $15 minimum wage. She suggested she would try to launch a...