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Baltimore City Council president opposes $15 minimum wage proposal, floats smaller increase

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young says he will not vote in favor of a minimum wage hike any higher than $11.50 per hour. Young’s comments on Tuesday come as lawmakers weigh a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15. The council president said the $11.50 would mirror measures that have already passed in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The minimum wage in those counties will incrementally rise to $11.50 in 2017. “We cannot continue to try to lead the state in these fiscal times that we have in the city of Baltimore,” Young said. “I think this is the fairest way to do it.”

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