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Md. Lawmaker Postpones Minimum Wage Event

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    A state lawmaker from Prince George's County is postponing an event to highlight the difficulty of shopping for food as a minimum-wage earner.

    Democratic Del. Aisha Braveboy planned to shop for groceries Thursday morning alongside a low-wage worker, but the event has been postponed.

    Maryland's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, the same as the federal minimum. Braveboy is backing a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016.

    The Montgomery and Prince George's county councils and the D.C. Council gave preliminary approval to raise the minimum wage in those jurisdictions to $11.50 an hour. The votes follow a national trend in which states and localities are addressing wages in the wake of federal inaction.