Minimum Wage Bill Signed (Photos)

minimum wage dec 5Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed a bill on Dec. 5 that will raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $11.50 over a four year period.

Prince George’s County recentl y followed Montgomery County, passing a similar measure, and the District of Columbia is moving to do the same.

“The victory is for the people who have to live at the bottom of the margins in Montgomery County,” said Councilmember Marc Elrich, who was the chief sponsor of the bill.

The bill was co-sponsored by Valerie Ervin and Nancy Navarro.

At the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Chair of the D.C. Council Phil Mendelson; Councilmember Nancy Floreen; Rick Powell of the AFL-CIO; Councilmembers Ervin, Hans Riemer and George Leventhal; Maryland Delegate Tom Hucker; and Councilmember Navarro.

See more photos from the ceremony below:

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Valerie Bonk

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Valerie Bonk is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media (MCM).


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