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O'Malley Starts Petition to Raise Minimum Wage in Md.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday launched a new petition to raise the minimum wage in the state from its present $7.25 an hour.

Reaction in Dorchester County to the possible change is mixed.  Janetta Milligan, owner of First Impression hair salon in Cambridge, said she hopes it comes to pass.

"Everyday necessities are definitely rising while nobody's pay is rising.  That's the reason poverty is so prevalent nowadays," Milligan said.

But not all business owners are on board.  Laura Sydnor, owner of Snappers, says it could do damage to her 20-year-old business.

"I definitely would have to scale back even more, and I think that would be unfair to my servers, my hostesses, and everyone that works for me," said Sydnor.

This is not the first time the minimum wage debate has taken place. In the last legislative session, a bill was on the table to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015, but it was shot down.

 

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