Mayor Catherine Pugh may have rejected a bid to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Baltimore, but it’s still getting a little bit of a hike.
On Saturday, a new minimum wage of $9.25 an hour takes effect around the state of Maryland. Let’s be clear: It’s by no means equal to the $15 an hour proposed in Baltimore. In fact, an analysis that Forbes flagged from the MIT living wage calculator said it’s not even enough to meet the cost of living in the region.
However, Forbes points out that the increase does fall in line with a trend of local governments raising the wage around the country. With DC going up to $12.50 and L.A. going to $12, it’s just lower than the others.