Minimum Wage, Health Care, to be Issues in Maryland Session - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Minimum Wage, Health Care, to be Issues in Maryland Session

Posted: Updated:
Maryland Legislative Hall (Photo: WBOC) Maryland Legislative Hall (Photo: WBOC)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Making prescription drugs more affordable and raising the minimum wage are expected to be among the top issues Maryland lawmakers are expected to debate when they gather for their annual legislative session next week.           

Lawmakers convene Wednesday for their 90-day session. There will be a record number of women legislators, 72 out of 188 members.           

Lawmakers will debate a variety of health care issues, including high prescription drug costs and potentially restoring an individual mandate for health insurance.           

They also will consider raising the minimum wage from $10.10 to $15.           

In 2016, lawmakers and Gov. Larry Hogan approved reforms of the criminal justice system. This year, lawmakers hope to do something similar with the state's juvenile justice system.

 

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Capano Gets Green Light for Rehoboth Beachfront Mansion

    Capano Gets Green Light for Rehoboth Beachfront Mansion

    A judge ruled Tuesday that Louis Capano III can build his beachfront mansion by Silver Lake, but neighbors say the wealthy homebuilder's home would block their beach views.

    More

    A judge ruled Tuesday that Louis Capano III can build his beachfront mansion by Silver Lake, but neighbors say the wealthy homebuilder's home would block their beach views.

    More
  • Dozens Line Up for a Year's Supply of Chick-Fil-A in Seaford

    Dozens Line Up for a Year's Supply of Chick-Fil-A in Seaford

    More than 100 Chick-Fil-A fans lined up Wednesday night in the new Seaford Chick-Fil-A parking lot for a chance to win a special offer. Dozens of people hope to be one of 100 guests to win a free year's supply of the fast food at the store opening Thursday morning.

    More

    More than 100 Chick-Fil-A fans lined up Wednesday night in the new Seaford Chick-Fil-A parking lot for a chance to win a special offer. Dozens of people hope to be one of 100 guests to win a free year's supply of the fast food at the store opening Thursday morning.

    More
  • Salisbury Police Investigating PNC Bank Robbery

    Salisbury Police Investigating PNC Bank Robbery

    Salisbury police are investigating a robbery that occurred Thursday morning at the PNC Bank at 1810 N. Salisbury Blvd.

    Police say they are still working to comb through surveillance video and evidence, and there is no information about a suspect at this time. 

    More

    Salisbury police are investigating a robbery that occurred Thursday morning at the PNC Bank at 1810 N. Salisbury Blvd.

    Police say they are still working to comb through surveillance video and evidence, and there is no information about a suspect at this time. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices