Maryland Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Increase
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on its last full day of the session Monday gave final approval to incremental increases in the state’s minimum wage over several years to $10.10 by 2018.
The House of Delegates voted 87-47 for the measure, sending it to Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, who made the bill a priority of his last regular legislative session. Passage won praise from President Barack Obama.
“Maryland’s important action is a reminder that many states, cities and counties — as well as a majority of the American people — are way ahead of Washington on this crucial issue,” the president said in a statement.