Gov. Wolf renews bid to put Pennsylvania’s minimum wage among highest

Wednesday, January 20, 2019, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is rolling out a second-term proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage after similar first-term proposals by the Democrat fell flat in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Wolf said Wednesday he wants to raise Pennsylvania’s hourly minimum to $12 this year, making it one of the highest in the nation, with annual 50-cent increases to bring it to $15 an hour in 2025. He says it would boost pay for a million workers and provide savings in programs for the poor.

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Gov. Wolf raises Pa. minimum wage for state employees to $12 per hour, $15 by 2024

Gillian McGoldrick | Monday, July 9, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harrisburg Bureau

Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order last week that raised the minimum wage for employees who work for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and contractors to $12 an hour and established raises each year through 2024.

This order increased the wages of 900 state employees as of July 1 and could affect an unknown number of state contractors as well, according to the state’s Office of Administration.

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Wolf calls on Pennsylvania Legislature to raise minimum wage

Brian C. Rittmeyer | Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on state lawmakers to raise the state’s minimum wage.

In a Wednesday morning tweet on Twitter , Wolf noted that more than half of the states have raise their minimum wage — including all states bordering Pennsylvania.

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Minimum Wage – Executive Order

On March 7, 2016, Governor Wolf signed an executive order that will increase the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $10.15 per hour for employees of the Commonwealth and of organizations receiving state contracts.

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