Pa. push for higher minimum wage getting maximum attention, little movement

Jan Murphy | Friday, December 20, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Lawmakers who have been pushing for an increase in the state’s minimum wage left Harrisburg this week disappointed that their hard push to assist the lowest paid workers will now have to continue into the new year.

The House left town without acting on a Senate-passed bill that would have increased the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2022, which would have been the first increase in the minimum wage since 2009 when the federal government set it at its current rate of $7.25.

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