Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion
For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.
Wolf “welcomes discussion” with Legislature on his minimum wage hike
The state's minimum, which is the same as the federal minimum, has not been raised since 2009.
Pa., California economists duel over minimum wage hike’s impact on consumers
Two economics professors from California have pushed back on the use of their research by economists opposed to raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage during a state House hearing two weeks ago. During a Feb. 6 hearing by the House Labor & Industry Committee, Susquehanna University Business School Dean Matthew Rousu cited a 2016 paper from Daniel […]
New Jersey just went to a $15/hr minimum wage. Here’s why Pa. could be next | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Workers in the Garden State may have just given Pennsylvania lawmakers a glimpse of what they can expect as the debate over Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed minimum wage increase revs up as we get deeper into the spring and early summer. As Vox reports, New Jersey has now become the fourth state […]
A state House hearing for Pa.’s budget watchdog turned into a minimum wage Q&A
A budget hearing Monday for Pennsylvania’s independent fiscal watchdog agency turned into a proxy fight over Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to boost Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee used a Monday appearance by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office to crack the hood on Wolf’s plan to increase the wage from the current […]
‘Fight for $15’ campaigners furious at Erie Democrat for showing hand ahead of minimum wage fight
State ‘Fight for $15 activists’ are hoping to inspire a fighting attitude among a key House Democrat in the the clash to raise the minimum wage. Keystone Progress, a progressive advocacy group, is seeking signatures to push back on comments from Rep. Pat Harkins where he suggested he’d compromise on increasing the state minimum wage. […]
Five takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget
From a minimum wage increase to a new fee on municipalities
Wolf, lawmakers can’t miss this chance to help Pennsylvania workers | Opinion
A budget is more than a series of line items and partisan proxy positions. It's a statement of principles.