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City Council members to amend $15 minimum wage bill, keep trying for passage

City Council members to amend $15 minimum wage bill, keep trying for passage

A City Council committee plans to vote today on amendments to a proposal to raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15 an hour — part of an effort to try to pass the legislation before year's end.

Councilman Robert W. Curran, chairman of the labor committee, said he expects to pass amendments to the minimum wage bill this afternoon that would address concerns from advocates for blind workers who worry the bill would inadvertently allow disabled workers to be paid less than those without disabilities.

Meanwhile, Curran said, he and others on the council are lobbying colleagues to get one to change their stance on the proposal.

"By keeping it alive for another month,...

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