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 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 […]
The Express-Times editorial board urges lawmakers to support Governor Tom Wolf’s call for a shale tax, noting that, “Pennsylvania remains the only major gas-producing state without an extraction tax. Why should its taxpayers subsidize the price of fuel for users elsewhere?”
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.
The Patriot-News publishes an op-ed by Kenneth Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, who writes, “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 […]