The Inquirer: “Raise Pennsylvania’s embarrassingly low minimum wage”

The Philadelphia Inquirer makes the right case for raising our state’s embarrassing wage, “The raise would affect 1.6 million minimum and other low-wage workers in Pennsylvania, who, in turn, would put their money right into the economy for housing, food, and other essential goods and services, according to Mark Price, a labor economist with the […]

The Daily Item: “Time for state to increase minimum wage”

The Daily Item tackles the need to raise the state’s minimum wage, noting that, “If the commonwealth would have built cost of living increases into the minimum wage decades ago it would likely be near that $12 level now, if not higher. The time has come to follow the lead of other states and increase […]

Post-Gazette: “Wolf’s Pa. Budget: More Money for Schools, Hike in Minimum Wage, New Tax on Gas Drilling”

The Post-Gazette reports, “Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled an election-year budget of nearly $33 billion that would boost funding for public schools, hike the minimum wage, expand the fight against Pennsylvania’s opioid addiction crisis — and slap a new tax on natural gas drillers.” For More Budget News, Visit CLEAR’s FACEBOOK PAGE.  

Pa. Must Make a Commitment to Public Higher Education

The Patriot-News publishes an op-ed by Kenneth Mash, President of  the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, who wrtites, “All Pennsylvanians pay a price when a college education is unaffordable to working-class families. We do not have a competitive workforce that will allow us to attract employers, and students with high debt do […]