David Fillman | Thursday, February 21, 2019, The Morning Call
As lawmakers begin to debate Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal, I would urge them to consider the headlines from some of our neighboring states regarding one of the governor’s top priorities — raising our state’s shameful $7.25 an hour minimum wage:
$15 minimum wage is now coming to New Jersey
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.
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.