Montgomery Co. Democrat Socialist Pushes Maryland Bill That Would Gradually Raise Minimum Wage to $15

Marryland’s minimum wage would rise to $15 over several years under a measure before state lawmakers.

Del. Jeffrey Waldstreicher, a Montgomery County Democrat, outlined the bill Tuesday before a House committee.

Maryland’s minimum wage is now set to reach $9.25 in July and increase to $10.10 in July of 2018. The bill would raise it a dollar each year after that, until it reaches $15 in July 2022.


The measure would phase in the increases by a dollar less a year for businesses with 25 employees or less.