minimum wage

June 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1 in Montgomery County

The minimum wage will increase in Montgomery County beginning on July 1.  The new law, signed by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett in 2017,  states that County businesses with 51 or more employees must pay workers $12.50 per hour. Employers with 50 or fewer workers will be required to pay employees $12 hourly. The minimum […]

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January 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Madaleno Plans to Introduce $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage Bill in Maryland

On a day where people across the state are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in community service projects, Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno held a rally for legislation he plans to introduce that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in the state of Maryland. “We wanted to use this […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. First, County Executive Ike Leggett signs the minimum wage bill into law earlier this week. The minimum wage increases to $15 by 2024. Next is a report by Susan Kenedy on a job fair at the East […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Nov. 13 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discusses the appointment of Marlene Michaelson to council administrator, the minimum wage, the LaHood document on Metro and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn’s visit to a council committee this week.

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Signs Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed legislation Monday to enact the long-debated $15 an hour minimum wage. “This is a big day for Montgomery County, but more importantly it is a big day for workers not only throughout Montgomery county and but hopefully throughout this state and around this nation,” Leggett said, at a ceremony […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Action: County Council President Roger Berliner meets with the media at 11 a.m. The counci’s Education Committee meets at 2 p.m. to discuss school system performance tracking. 2. County Executive Action: Executive Ike Leggett signs the legislation raising the county’s minimum wage […]

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November 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 4-10

Although our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, included a lot of crime coverage, they do include two political stories: the approval of the $15 an hour minimum wage and the election of Laurie-Anne Sayles to the Gaithersbrg City Council.

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November 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the County Council vote to increase the minimum wage in the County to $15 per hour by 2024. The show includes a report on the Council passes a bill to require Planning Department to develop a list of burial sites in […]

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November 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Here’s What Twitter Is Saying About $15 Min. Wage Approval in MoCo

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a $15 minimum wage earlier today. Here’s what users on Twitter are saying about the Council’s vote: Today, our County Council approved a $15 minimum wage. We got it done unanimously by finding common ground: pic.twitter.com/FVSX3Y8f45 — Roger Berliner (@RogerBerliner) November 7, 2017 I'm generally skeptical of $15 min. […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

On a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council increased the county’s minimum wage Tuesday to $15 an hour. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen said the minimum wage was not a Montgomery County issue, it was a regional issue and a state issue. “We should not be in a position to do this county by county,” she said […]

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