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Panel keeps minimum wage statewide; cuts indexing

Monday - 3/3/2014, 6:50pm  ET

BRIAN WITTE
Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A panel of Maryland lawmakers has voted to keep a phased-in minimum wage increase statewide.

The House Economic Matters Committee voted Monday to reject a two-tiered proposal that would have raised the minimum wage less in smaller counties in the state.

That keeps a proposed phase-in from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016 statewide.

The panel also voted to take out a proposal that would have indexed future increases to adjust for inflation.

The committee is working toward voting on the measure Monday to send the bill to the House of Delegates.


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