Californians Seek $18 Minimum Wage, Maryland and Atlanta Businesses Might See More Relief

A campaign in California to get its 14 million workers a pay bump by increasing the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour has started, but Gene Marks says elected officials want to keep such hikes on a local level. This week’s “On the Mark” podcast looks at how this could impact movement on the federal minimum wage, as well as how officials in Maryland and Atlanta, Georgia are working to make more funding available to help small businesses still feeling the impact of the pandemic. Give a listen.

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Gene Marks

Columnist on smallbiz, economy, public policy, tech for The Guardian, The Hill, Philly Inquirer, Wash Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur. Small Business owner and CPA