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Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to Be Introduced in Montgomery County




    There's a push to raise the minimum wage in Montgomery County.

    Next week, At-Large Councilmember Marc Elrich will introduce a bill to increase the wage from $7.25 to $12 per hour.

    That's been the wage in Montgomery County since 2009.

    Elrich's bill would apply to all county businesses.

    He says he hopes his counterparts in Prince George's County and the District will join the effort to raise wages for people making the minimum.