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U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
No good options [Letter]
No good options [Letter]

Much of the debate over the minimum wage in Maryland this year has focused more on increasing the pay for those who care for people with disabilities ("Still no wage agreement in Annapolis," March 25). The chairman of the state Senate Finance Committee, Thomas Middleton, has urged his committee to consider an increase in the pay for an estimated 18,000 caregivers for developmentally disabled Marylanders, the majority of whom are state employees. The House of Delegates rejected an amendment by Delegate Patrick N. Hogan that would have exempted employees receiving federal Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Five Democratic delegates crossed the party lines to support...