Friday, July 13, 2007

Living Wage - Maryland Style

They've done it. They've enacted a statewide "living wage" law for the state of Maryland. Of course, while they blow their collective trumpets, it doesn't apply to everyone. There are those exceptions again. See here for more details.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed the nation's first statewide "living
wage" law, a measure that requires state contractors to pay workers $11.30 an
hour in Baltimore and other areas where it is more expensive to live and at
least $8.50 in the rest of the state.

Looks like city folk are worth a little more in Maryland.

Just an observation.


At 4:16 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

Ah, the exceptios....

Leaving aside the entire erroneous notion that government has the Constitutional prerogative to regulate wages (they don't), they always seem to make exceptions for their pet groups.

Here in the Stalag, the evil Ms Pelosi pushed through the recent federal minimum wage increase, exempting firms which are headquartered in her district, and in which she and hubby own stock.


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