DC-area County Lawmakers Announce Minimum Wage Effort

As reported in the The Washington Times, lawmakers in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and the District on Wednesday will announce a coordinated effort to create a regional minimum wage of $11.50 per hour.

The proposal will raise the minimum wage in the District by more than $3 an hour and in the Maryland counties by more than $4 an hour. . . Maryland’s minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County pay that wage. The current minimum wage in the District is $8.25 an hour. . .

In Maryland, jurisdictions can pass their own minimum wage standards as long as they are above the state minimum wage.

For more information, see the full story from the Times and our previous post on Conduit Street, MACo Members Collaborate on Minimum Wage Legislation.