DC Regional Minimum Wage Moves Forward

Montgomery Co. council votes to raise minimum wage

ROCKVILLE — The Montgomery County Council has voted to establish a county minimum wage and raise that hourly rate to $11.50 by 2017.

The 8-1 vote Tuesday night followed hours of tense debate, but County Executive Ike Leggett says he will sign the measure into law.

Read more: http://thedailyrecord.com/2013/11/27/montgomery-co-council-votes-to-raise-minimum-wage/#ixzz2lwvyEddy

Prince George’s County voted on Wednesday to join Montgomery County in dramatically raising the minimum wage, approving a measure that would increase the hourly rate to $11.50 by 2017 from the current $7.25.

The vote was part of a pact between officials from Maryland’s two most populous counties and the District, which is set to vote on a similar proposal Dec. 3. District officials were closely watching the votes in Montgomery and Prince George’s, which they said would help them to raise the city’s rate as well.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/prince-georges-county-council-set-to-vote-wednesday-on-minimum-wage-increase/2013/11/27/170d6fc2-56f0-11e3-8304-caf30787c0a9_story.html

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