Legislation would raise Maryland’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2015
A campaign has been launched to gradually raise Maryland’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2015. Maryland Sen. Rob Garagiola, a Democrat from a Germantown, and Prince George’s County lawmaker Del. Aisha N. Braveboy are co-sponsoring legislation and held a rally Tuesday in Annapolis to garner support. The legislation will be introduced in the next two weeks, Garagiola said in a statement released to media. “Maryland workers are in desperate need of a raise,” Garagiola said in the emailed statement. “Our people are working harder but aren’t earning more, and it’s time to give a much needed boost to our economy. Raising the minimum wage would not only put more money in the pockets of these workers but also increase business activity in our …
Passengers offloaded at Gallery Place station, mother taken to George Washington hospital.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Friday, December 28, 2012
A young woman went into labor on the Metro's red line during rush hour on Thursday afternoon. A story in the Washington Post describes the woman as being "in her early 20s" and "sitting in the first row of seats on a rail car." The woman's water broke on a train headed for Grovesnor-Strathmore, prior to the Gallery Place station, where the other passengers were offloaded. Metro's chief spokesperson, Dan Stessel, told the Post that the woman was "in labor, but stable." Twitter and other social media outlets quickly spread the news, with one user calling it "my nightmare" and another seemingly a bit more in the holiday spirit, calling the event "a good reason for delays." According to the article, the incident caused a 15-20 minute delay. …