Feb 15, 2021
Maryland’s minimum wage went up 75 cents at the end of December, to $11.75 an hour. It’s still nowhere near enough. One major study showed that a single person with no children living in Baltimore would need to earn a dollar and a half more per hour just to pay the basic bills. Someone living closer to Washington, D.C. would need five dollars more per hour—in fact, much more than 15 dollars an hour. More than one in four workers in Maryland earns no more than the basic amount. And the study says raising even one child doubles the bills.