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Md.’s new laws: Minimum Wage, Gas Tax to Go Up

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —Maryland’s minimum wage and the state’s gas tax are going up. Here’s a look at some new laws that take effect Friday, July 1st:

MINIMUM WAGE

Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. It’s the latest bump scheduled to take effect since lawmakers in 2014 approved increases over several years from $7.25. It is scheduled to go up to $9.25 next year and reach $10.10 in July 2018.

GAS TAX

The state’s gas tax will rise nine-tenths of a cent to 33.5 cents. Lawmakers approved several increases in 2013, with regular hikes to adjust for inflation. The state’s gas tax has gone up a dime since 2013, when lawmakers approved the first increase in 20 years from 23.5 cents.
Read the full list in the article from WTOP.
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