Commentary: I have been coding relentlessly with Facebook developers and integrating into the website, and due to some new policies implemented by Facebook, the integration is not working. The goal was to be able to allow those, who don’t have Facebook accounts, be able to be involved through going to our website.
Process: I am in the process of coming up with another means of streaming the Event so that you will be able to go to our other social media outlets and engage, as well as, through the website.
Once I have completed the coding and beta testing, and able to make it live, we will reschedule the event. I have been trying for the last few weeks. So bear with us, it will be resolved soon.
By Rachel Chasson
Montgomery County would lose approximately 47,000 jobs by 2022 if it raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to a study released by the county government Tuesday evening.
County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) commissioned the study — which suggests the vast majority of jobs lost would be low-wage positions — when he vetoed an increase to the minimum wage in January.
Last week, county council member Marc Elrich introduced a new bill to bring the hourly minimum wage up from the current $11.50 to $15. The bill attempted to address opponents’ concerns about the impact of an increase by giving nonprofit organizations, adult day-care providers and companies with fewer than 26 employees until 2022, instead of 2020, to raise wages.
The business community and others who oppose a higher minimum wage criticized Elrich for proposing the legislation days before the study was due. But proponents of raising the wage questioned the value of the study, conducted by the Philadelphia-based economic consulting group PFM, since it asked employers to predict what would happen instead of looking at the impact of an actual wage hike.
To all: I have been getting allot of great feedback about having Sheriff Jenkins on Facebook Live for a Q&A session. I will be in touch with Sheriff Jenkins this week to schedule a weekend time that fits his schedule.
I will also be sending out an EVITE invitation, along with setting up event on the website and our social media outlets, with a goal of getting a few hundred people. Remember, Sheriff Jenkins will answer all your questions, respond to comments and discuss his great team and the efforts to keep Frederick County safe.
Sheriff, Chuck Jenkins, Frederick County, Maryland