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Baltimore Might See Increased Minimum Wage

Posted: Jan. 31st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Fighting for higher wage
Erin Cox/Baltimore Sun

Though still far short of the inflation adjusted 1960's level of $12.00 an hour federal minimum wage, Baltimore residents and indeed all residents of Maryland may see an increase of $2.75 in their hourly wage, bringing the state to $10.00/hour, a rate rarely observed throughout the country. Naturally numerous conservatives have fought tooth and nail against it, sighting lost jobs as their primary argument.

Two Democratic lawmakers are pushing a plan to hike Maryland's minimum wage to $10 an hour, one of the highest rates in the country.

Huddled in Tuesday's sub-freezing temperatures, the lawmakers and about 40 demonstrators holding "hard work deserves fair pay" signs made an argument that the current $7.25 hourly minimum wage was not enough for full-time workers to support themselves.

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