Leggett to Sign $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to sign into law a bill passed this week by the County Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years, according to a news release.

Leggett will be joined by Councilmember Marc Elrich, sponsor of the bill; Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner; Casa de Maryland’s Gustavo Torres; and a worker currently earning minimum wage.

The county council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the county’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 for companies with 51 or more employees.

Nonprofits and mid-sized companies with less than 50 employees would pay the $15 rate by 2023.

Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

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About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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