ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland Senate panel has voted against raising the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015.
The Senate Finance Committee voted 8-3 on Wednesday against the measure.
Maryland's current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
Supporters of the measure said that low-wage workers are in desperate need of a raise and insist that higher wages would increase consumer spending and inject millions into the state's economy.