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Friday, April 01, 2016

Montgomery County to consider raising minimum wage to $15

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County official says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the county’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.
County Council member Marc Elrich tells The Washington Post ( ) that he expects to introduce the bill as early as next week.

The county agreed in 2013 to collaborate with Prince George’s County and Washington in gradually raising the minimum to $11.50 by 2017. Montgomery County’s current minimum wage is $9.55.



Anonymous said...

That's it drive more companies away from Maryland!

Anonymous said...

$15 an hour is hardly a "living wage" especially in Montgomery County. What it will do is make a lot of the working poor ineligible for food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid.

Anonymous said...

It means higher taxes to pay for welfare for the newly unhired.

Anonymous said...

The bureaucrats who have taken over PGCo & MoCo have mandated higher wages and numerous fringe benefits to small business employees all over MD. The mandators are parasites feeding at the gubmint trough and draining us dry!

Anonymous said...

Kook elitists,most business owners don't make 15 hr themselves!