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Advocates, Maryland lawmakers seek to raise minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2023

Advocates, Maryland lawmakers seek to raise minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2023

Advocates and lawmakers began their push Monday to gradually raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 by 2023, a starting point for negotiations on what’s expected to be one of the hottest topics of this year’s General Assembly session.

The state’s minimum wage is currently $10.10 per hour.

“For far too long, working families in Maryland have been struggling to cover the cost of their basic necessities,” said Delegate Diana Fennell, a Prince George’s County Democrat who is sponsoring the bill with Sen. Cory McCray, a Baltimore Democrat.

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