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Advocates hit roadblock as they push to override Pugh veto of $15 minimum wage

Advocates hit roadblock as they push to override Pugh veto of $15 minimum wage

Advocates for low-wage workers are ramping up pressure on the Baltimore City Council to override Mayor Catherine Pugh's veto of a $15 minimum wage bill, but their cause has run into a roadblock.

Due to a little-known provision in city law, council members would need to hold a special meeting within the next two weeks to attempt to override Pugh's veto. City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, who has the power to schedule such a meeting, has declined to do so even though he supported the minimum wage bill.

Ricarra Jones, chairwoman of the Fight for $15 Baltimore Coalition, said the group is running radio advertisements, calling council members daily, opining...

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