Vox: Maryland just became the sixth state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Vox, March 28th, 2019: Maryland just became the sixth state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Maryland just became the sixth state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

On Thursday, lawmakers managed to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a minimum wage bill. Maryland’s current minimum wage is $10.10, and the new policy will gradually raise the wage floor to $15 by 2025.

Hogan had blocked the bill earlier this week, claiming that such a change would “devastate” the economy. But it was clear early on that he would be unable to stop the national momentum building around a $15 minimum wage.

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