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Gov. O'Malley's Bill to Raise State Minimum Wage Challenged

Parrott is sponsoring the County Choice Bill to counter Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's bill to raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - One size does not fit all. That's the message Washington County Delegate Neil Parrott have Wednesday in Annapolis. 

Parrott is sponsoring the County Choice Bill to counter Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's bill to raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. 

The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under Parrott's bill, each county could decide their own minimum wage. 

"Maryland is very diverse. You've got the mountains in Western Maryland, Ocean City on the eastern short, Southern Maryland and the economics are very different. The median income in Montgomery County is not the same as Washington County or Garrett County," said Del. Parrott (R) - Washington County. 

Parrott believes increasing the minimum wage statewide would result in lost jobs, and businesses going to other states. 

"The state-wide bill is going to hurt those people that it's designed to help. it's going to hurt by making them lose their jobs. Maybe there will be some that benefit from a higher rate, but when the jobs aren't there to be had, then that's going to hurt those who now don't have a job that did have a job before," said Del. Parrott.

Washington County Delegate Andrew Serafini and Frederick County Delegate Kelly Schulz attended Parrott's press conference in support of his bill. 
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