Minimum wage hike has an adverse effect on jobs for young workers | Baltimore Business Journal
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Maryland’s political leadership face no simple tasks in the months ahead. Along with a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, they will be forced to confront the fallout of big-government policies enacted by previous administrations. One such policy is the new $8.00 per hour minimum wage that went into effect Jan. 1. Maryland’s minimum wage will again increase another 25 cents in July and, through a series of hikes, will reach $10.10 by July 1, 2018.