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$15 minimum wage proposal faces better odds after November election

$15 minimum wage proposal faces better odds after November election

At least five City Council candidates favored to win in November said they would back a proposal to raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15.

That support would be enough to get the eight votes needed to win passage of legislation the council sent back to committee Monday. The council action indefinitely postponed a vote on a bill that would require city businesses to pay the highest minimum wage in Maryland.

State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, the Democratic nominee for mayor, declined to say Tuesday whether she would sign or veto the legislation if approved by the council when new members take office in December.

"I'd love to see us be consistent around the state,"...

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