Bipartisan group of Md. lawmakers looks to help businesses meet increased minimum wage

in State Affairs

A Maryland state lawmaker who voted for the $15 per hour minimum wage announced she is working with a bipartisan group of legislators to ensure small- and medium-sized businesses can meet the requirements to pay the new wage by 2026.
In a statement released Tuesday, state Sen. Katie Fry Hester said, while it was important to help employees do well with the wage increase, it is “a fundamental mistake if we think we can require more out of our small businesses without looking at options to help them.”

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