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Councilmember Elrich, the chief sponsor of legislation to create a County minimum wage at a Dec. 5 ceremony in which County Executive Leggett signed the bill.  Read more..

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Statement by Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich on Increase in State Minimum Wage

Last night’s historic vote in the Maryland’s General Assembly to raise the minimum wage has taken the most important and meaningful step we, as elected officials, can take to lift people out of poverty. This legislation means Maryland workers will see a real and significant increase in the wages they earn for a hard day’s labor.

When I approached Council Chairman Phil Mendelson of the District of Columbia and Council Chair Andrea Harrison of Prince George’s County last summer about taking a regional approach to raising the minimum wage, I wanted to ensure that raising the minimum wage locally would not create an economic disadvantage for our county. Their cooperation demonstrated our shared concern for those at the bottom of the economic ladder.  Read more...

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