Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed Friday raising the state’s minimum wage to $12.10 an hour instead of a $15 wage backed by state Democratic leaders.
In a letter to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch, the Republican governor proposed phasing in a $2 raise to the wage by 2022.
The state’s minimum wage is now $10.10 an hour.
“I am extremely concerned a dramatic and geographically disproportionate increase in our minimum wage will negatively impact our competitiveness and harm our state’s...