A report released by Raise Maryland shows that the Maryland General Assembly has heavily subsidized already prosperous businesses, while low-wage worker are left to fall even farther behind.
The business lobby was awarded over $30 million in subsidies, but a bill (S.B. 683) that would have raised Maryland’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour by 2015, then index it to inflation, was killed in committee.
In order to further preserve the strength of Maryland’s economic recovery, and to secure the promise of opportunity and mobility for all of the state’s workers, the report concludes that the legislature should not hesitate for another year before raising and indexing the minimum wage. Click here to read the full report.