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Baltimore Debates Minimum Wage Boost

Mar 20, 2017

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After rejecting the measure last year, the Baltimore City Council is expected to vote tonight on whether to adopt a $15 dollar minimum wage. The city currently follows the Maryland minimum wage and is on track to reach $10.10 per hour by 2020. David Cooper of the Economic Policy Institute tells us why he thinks a $15 minimum is necessary; Henry Holzer of the Brookings Institution tells us why he thinks it’s risky.