Connect with us

Government

Maryland Will Rise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The Free State raises its minimum wage to help its workers.

Duane Paul Murphy

Published

on

On Thursday, March 28 the state of Maryland became the 16th to raise its minimum wage from $10.10 per hour to $15 per hour by 2025. The state legislature in Annapolis overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the proposed legislation by 3/5th of the vote.

Medium or large companies with 15 or more employees must pay workers at least $15 an hour by 2025 and smaller companies with less than 15 employees have until July 2026 to comply with the new law. The last time Maryland raised its minimum wage was 5 years ago in 2014 when former Governor Martin O’Malley approved a $10.10 per hour minimum wage.

Nationwide, many states are raising their minimum wage to address income inequalities for their workers. States such as California, Illinois, New Jersey, and Massachusetts have already planned to raise their minimum wages to $15 in the near future. According to a recent January 2019 Hill-HarrisX public opinion poll, more than 50% of American adults surveyed support increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.  

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

Duane Paul Murphy is a D.C. college student and student journalist born and raised in Southern California. Currently studying for his bachelor’s in politics and a minor in media studies, Duane Paul is interested in covering domestic as well as international political affairs that impact the lives of everyday people, whether they are young students, professionals, or faculty in higher education.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government4 days ago

NYC Passes Its Own Green New Deal to Combat Man-Made Climate Change

The Big Apple goes green.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality2 weeks ago

Massachusetts Outlaws LGBTQ Conversion Therapy For Minors

The Bay State is taking more steps to protect LGBTQIA+ youth.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20203 weeks ago

A Majority of Americans Supporting Progressive Policies Nationwide

A more progressive union in the near future?

by , The Catholic American University
Government4 weeks ago

Maryland Will Rise its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The Free State raises its minimum wage to help its workers.

by , The Catholic American University
Education4 weeks ago

West Virginia Makes their Public Community Colleges Tuition Free for In-State Residents

The Mountain State is helping out its youth and their futures.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

The DSA Endorses Bernie Sanders for President in 2020

America's largest socialist organization is feeling the Bern, again.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

Speaker Pelosi Endorsed Lowering the Voting Age to 16 years Old

The kids maybe alright to vote.

by , The Catholic American University
National News1 month ago

Here’s What We Know So Far About Operation Varsity Blues

A summary and the latest updates about the largest college admissions scandal to hit the country.

by , George Washington University

Most Read From CMN Writers