Maryland Senate advances bill to make minimum wage $15 by 2025

The Maryland Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to legislation raising the minimum wage for most workers to $15 by 2025, a major victory for liberal Democrats that sets up a possible showdown with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. A final vote is likely by the end of the week. The left wing of the Maryland Democratic Party has pushed for years to increase the hourly minimum wage across the state, but bills never made it out of committee. (Wash. Post)

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