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Maryland Leaders Likely to Act to Raise Minimum Wage This Week
Annapolis Patch ^ | 11/18/2013 | Deb Belt, editor

Posted on 11/18/2013 2:06:39 PM PST by JustSurrounded

Leaders say that if a bill to boost Maryland's minimum wage had been under consideration earlier, Tanger Outlet might have located its mall outside Prince George's County.

The regional effort by Maryland and District officials to raise the minimum wage enters a critical phase this week in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, reports the Washington Post, with complications that include allowing some municipalities to opt out of the wage increase.

Last month, lawmakers from three localities announced a collaborative effort to lift the minimum wage to at least $11.50 an hour by 2016, the Post said.

Earlier this month the Post reported that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley launched an online petition drive to raise the state’s minimum wage. His office is working on a bill to introduce next year, but the governor has not said how much he would increase the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

In Prince George’s County, the bill is on the County Council agenda for Tuesday, the last scheduled legislative session of 2013, the newspaper said. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has said establishing a county minimum wage could hurt a locality that has struggled to attract top retailers.

That trend will be reversed at least in part Friday when Tanger Outlets at National Harbor opens. County officials said that, had the minimum wage bill been pending when Tanger was deciding where to locate, the company might have chosen a site outside of Prince George’s.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: maryland; minimumwage
Sigh. Bravo, Maryland. The beat goes on ... our tolls go up, our gas tax is tied to inflation, rain tax. Read in another article at the website that O'Malley may be positioning himself for 2016 White House run.
1 posted on 11/18/2013 2:06:39 PM PST by JustSurrounded
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To: JustSurrounded

Rain tax?..................


2 posted on 11/18/2013 2:08:04 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/10/Maryland-governor-taxes-rain

Okay, so it’s officially “storm water management fee”.


3 posted on 11/18/2013 2:13:42 PM PST by JustSurrounded (And for Christmas this year we get amnesty for the locust people.)
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To: JustSurrounded

They should raise it to $50/hr.


4 posted on 11/18/2013 2:19:26 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: JustSurrounded

Easy to guess who lives in the three municipalities that want the minimum wage increased.

As for Tanger Outlets, they should have known better than to go to PG County to begin with.


5 posted on 11/18/2013 2:19:40 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: JustSurrounded

>>>Maryland Leaders Likely to Act to Raise Unemployment This Week<<<

Fixed it.


6 posted on 11/18/2013 2:20:27 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: JustSurrounded

Brace yourselves, we are gonna see a lot of this over the next year or so.


7 posted on 11/18/2013 2:22:50 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JustSurrounded

Raise the min wage to WHAT? If such gimmicks really work, why not raise the min wage to $1,000/hour and make EVERYBODY rich?


8 posted on 11/18/2013 2:30:33 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: JustSurrounded
At some point, our grandchildren will accept unquestioningly the fact that when they go into a fast-food restaurant, they will select their choice on a screen, swipe their card, and a burger, a bun, and a package of lettuce will drop out of chutes into a bag a machine has put into position.

If they can afford to eat out at all.

9 posted on 11/18/2013 2:35:29 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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10 posted on 11/18/2013 2:37:03 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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Because not enough young black men are unemployed yet.


11 posted on 11/18/2013 2:37:38 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (I Love 0bamaCare! It proves government incompetence forever.)
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only 11.50? don’t our people deserve better?


12 posted on 11/18/2013 2:39:42 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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I wish we'd get rid of it. Between food stamps and housing assistance and tax credits, we have a system in place to bring households up to a certain income level, regardless of the arbitrary minimum wage. Seems to me all that raising a minimum wage does is shrink opportunities for the entry level part-timer.

I have yet to hear a politician who wants to raise the minimum wage claim that with the new wage, there will be no need for other subsidies. And if that's not the purpose of the minimum wage, what's the point of it? Other than to buy votes?

13 posted on 11/18/2013 2:45:48 PM PST by JustSurrounded (And for Christmas this year we get amnesty for the locust people.)
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They should raise it to $50/hr.

Why not $60 or $70/hr?

14 posted on 11/18/2013 2:46:15 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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Western Maryland needs to secede.


15 posted on 11/18/2013 2:58:32 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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When does Maryland unemployment rate hit 8%? 9%? Last I looked, it was at 7%.


16 posted on 11/18/2013 3:05:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: hosepipe
Killer:


17 posted on 11/18/2013 3:36:36 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeInPA

I think $50 is a nice round number and would prove the point.


18 posted on 11/18/2013 3:37:28 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: JustSurrounded

Why $11.50, why not $100?


19 posted on 11/18/2013 3:38:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: JustSurrounded

They charge septic tank owners like myself to save the bay...

‘Flush tax’ in Maryland to double in July
By Jason Babcock,May 09, 2012

Beginning on July 1, the tax on flushing a toilet in Maryland will double, generating millions of dollars more to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fee, known as the flush tax, will increase from $30 per year to $60. The Maryland General Assembly passed the increase.

The fee is used to upgrade the state’s 67 major sewer treatment plants that discharge into tidal waters, upgrade failing septic systems and fund cover crops for fields — all to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

In St. Mary’s County, the flush tax is applied to the property tax bills of homeowners using septic systems. A $2.50 fee is added to the monthly bills for customers of the St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission, which operates public water and sewer systems.

The flush tax will go to $5 per month on MetCom bills. MetCom customers are also scheduled to have increases in their monthly bills beyond the flush tax increase — about $4.50 more per month for residential customers, to cover the rising costs of maintaining the systems.


20 posted on 11/18/2013 3:44:36 PM PST by maddog55
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To: JustSurrounded; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 11/18/2013 8:57:00 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: JustSurrounded

In unexpected news, as Nation rebounds, youth unemployment rate increases. Experts surprised.

Headline, Baltimore Sun, November 19, 2014.

Oh look, I’m a prophet.


22 posted on 11/19/2013 9:31:39 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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