Policy: Labor

Md. Senate to hear minimum wage hike bill

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A proposal to raise Maryland's minimum wage is going before a state Senate panel.

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Thursday.

The measure would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour by 2016. The bill also would index the minimum wage to keep up with inflation.

Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley is making the bill a priority this legislative session.

A House committee held a hearing on the measure earlier this week.

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