HARRISBURG (JAN. 28, 2020) – Leaders of the CLEAR Coalition urged lawmakers to embrace Governor Tom Wolf’s initiatives to increase workers’ pay through an increase in the minimum wage and new overtime rules. “Our minimum wage is far below a living wage, and with our neighboring states enacting increases, Pennsylvania’s wage is in the basement. […]
$700 million per year for economic development incentives. x a small reduction of just 5% = $35,000,000 in annual savings.
The Morning Call reports, “The Democratic governor’s plan, unveiled Tuesday, would harness the taxing authority of the state with the innovation of private business to improve the state’s classrooms and enhance the employment prospects of some teachers, hourly wage earners, skilled laborers and farmers.”
PENNLIVE reports, “Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget unveiled on Tuesday pushes the state’s investment in preschool-to-grade 12 education up nearly 3 percent to a record level of more than $9.6 billion – a little more than 28 percent of the general fund budget.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “Gov. Wolf will ask state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $12 per hour starting in July, with additional increases coming each year until 2025, when it would reach $15 an hour.”