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10:05 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Vote on Minimum Wage Set for Today in Annapolis

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to vote on increasing the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.

The House is scheduled to debate the bill on Friday.

The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in January 2016 and $10.10 in January 2017.

The measure as amended by the House does not include an indexing for inflation that Gov. Martin O'Malley had supported.

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Local News
9:02 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Snow Storms Could Cause Utility Cutoffs to Customers

Downtown Salisbury During Snow Storm
Credit Don Rush

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland utility regulators say the high cost of heating homes and businesses during this long, cold winter may put more customers at risk of being shut off after March 31.

The Public Service Commission is asking utility companies at a legislative-style hearing Friday in Baltimore to explain their policies and procedures for terminating service to customers who haven't paid their bills on time.

The commission says it also wants to know the number of current and projected customers in arrears.

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10:05 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Indexing Minimum Wage Falls Short in Annapolis

Credit Don Rush

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates has turned full force against Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to index the minimum wage to inflation.

Only eight delegates voted Wednesday to put an indexing provision back into the minimum wage bill. Another 124 followed the House Economic Matters Committee's recommendation.

Dereck Davis, D-Prince George's, the committee chair, said the Senate would almost certainly reject the provision. Del. Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery, urged delegates to vote for it anyway.

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Local News
9:31 am
Wed March 5, 2014

MD House of Delegates Set to Vote on Minimum Wage Hike

Credit Don Rush

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up a bill to increase the state's minimum wage.

The House is set to consider changes to the measure on Wednesday.

It would boost the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

A House committee made substantial changes to a bill backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. For example, it took out a proposal to begin indexing the minimum wage to keep up with inflation starting in 2017.

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