In Budget Proposal, Wolf Looks To Raise Pennsylvania Minimum Wage To $12

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From 90.5 WESA:

By Katie Meyer

One of the more contentious parts of Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal is a bid to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour.

It’s currently $7.25—the lowest the federal government allows.

Republicans have repeatedly rebuffed Wolf’s attempts to change it. And now, the Independent Fiscal Office’s latest report on the implications of Wolf’s plan has given them some ammunition.

The governor has said a wage increase would boost the economy, and net $100 million a year in new revenue.

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