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Examiner Local Editorial: Bad time to raise Maryland's minimum wage

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Raise Maryland, a coalition of union, immigrant and advocacy groups, is lobbying for a bill to gradually raise the state's minimum wage from the current federal rate of $7.25 per hour to $10 by 2015. The bill's Senate sponsor, Sen. Robert Garagiola, D-Montgomery, claims it would "not only put more money in the pockets of [minimum wage] workers, but also increase business activity in our...

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