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“It’s a very popular thing to do. The council unanimously supported it. I supported it,” Mr. Gray said of the wage increase. “Are there other factors we should be weighing in there? Is there an impact on jobs for example? Is there a wage level you reach where people start to shed jobs as a result of that.”

Going forward with the amusement park exemption debate in Prince George’s County, Mr. Franklin sees room for similar debate as well as the need for strict limitations within the proposed bill.

“We have to make sure that any kind of proposed exemption is very narrow, very unique,” he said.