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Montgomery County Holds Minimum Wage Hearing Thursday Night

Lawmakers want to raise the minimum wage in Montgomery County to $11.50 an hour.
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Lawmakers want to raise the minimum wage in Montgomery County to $11.50 an hour.

The public will get to weigh in tonight on the plan to hike the minimum wage in Montgomery County.

Councilman Marc Elrich is behind the bill which would gradually raise the minimum wage in the county to $11.50 per hour by the year 2017.

Initially, Elrich wanted the wage number to be higher. He lowered it slightly when council members in neighboring Prince George's County, as well as in the District of Columbia, also sought to have the minimum wage raised in their areas to $11.50, in essence giving D.C. and its Maryland suburbs the same baseline pay rate.

The Maryland General Assembly is also expected to take up raising the minimum wage on a statewide level when it convenes early next year, and House speaker Mike Busch has already said he thinks if a hike is to be passed, it should be by the state, not county by county.

The hearing will be held Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.

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