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This large D.C. suburb will consider a $15-an-hour minimum wage

Montgomery County will join the District of Columbia in considering legislation to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, placing the Washington region in the middle of a national debate over the possible economic impact of such a hike.

County Council member Marc Elrich (D-At Large), the architect of an unusual 2013 collaboration by Montgomery, the District and Prince George’s County to gradually raise the minimum to $11.50, said he expects to introduce the $15-an-hour bill as early as next week.

Elrich said that while the 2013 increase was an important step, there is now wider recognition that the minimum must be closer to a “living wage.”

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