ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to vote on increasing the state's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2017.
The House is scheduled to debate the bill on Friday.
The bill would increase the minimum wage to $8.20 in January. It would rise to $9.15 in January 2016 and $10.10 in January 2017.
The measure as amended by the House does not include an indexing for inflation that Gov. Martin O'Malley had supported.
The bill also keeps an exemption for restaurants and bars that make less than $250,000 a year from paying minimum wage.