Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler pushes for $10 minimum wage
By: Josh Altic
Annapolis, Maryland: Douglas Gansler, the current Attorney General of Maryland, has joined the many political leaders who are pushing for an increase in the state minimum wage. Among the biggest supporters of mandatory higher pay is the new Delegate member John Delaney (D-6) who has pledged to put his own personal funds behind a campaign to raise the minimum wage state-wide. On September 6, Gansler, who is expected to announce his bid for governor in 2014, will urge an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour. "Clearly the time has come to raise the minimum wage here in Maryland," Gansler said. "While the economy shows signs of recovery, too many working families are struggling."