minimum wage

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David Madden
July 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The House in Washington this week approved raising the federal minimum wage over several years to $15 an hour. The measure faces, at best, an uncertain fate in the Senate. New Jersey’s already tackled the issue, with the state minimum at $10 an hour for most affected...
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Thousands of New Jersey workers are getting a raise Monday as a hike in the minimum wage takes effect.
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Mike DeNardo
July 01, 2019 - 6:00 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of New Jersey workers are getting a raise Monday as a hike in the minimum wage takes effect. The minimum wage jumps to $10 an hour from $8.85. It’s the beginning of a five-year phase-in that will see the minimum wage at $15 by 2024. It means an...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill to authorize a new state budget over the objections of some Democrats frustrated by lack of action on a minimum wage increase. During hours of debate on the 2019-2020 spending plan, Democrats were repeatedly...
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It appears that there will not be action to increase the minimum wage this week as state lawmakers hold their final scheduled session days before summer recess.
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Tony Romeo
June 24, 2019 - 2:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have reached agreement on a new state budget calling for no new taxes and fees. The governor says the budget deal meets his objectives, even though it appears there will not be action on some of his priorities – including an...
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As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on a state budget and other legislation before their scheduled summer recess, discussions continue about a possible increase in the minimum wage.
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Tony Romeo
June 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on a state budget and other legislation before their scheduled summer recess, discussions continue about a possible increase in the minimum wage. Republican Pat Browne, the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, told a meeting of...
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Supporters of a $15 minimum wage held what they called a day of action in cities and townships across Pennsylvania.
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Paul Kurtz
May 23, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters of a $15 minimum wage held what they called a day of action in cities and townships across Pennsylvania Thursday. Philadelphia-area lawmakers went to a Suburban Station barbershop where the owner, Michael O'Conner, pays his staff nearly three times the...
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Paul Kurtz
May 01, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rallies and celebrations were held throughout the world Wednesday to commemorate International Workers' Day, or May Day, and marches in Philly gave a voice to the unemployed, the underemployed and the exploited. "I have to work two jobs and don't have time to get...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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minimum wage
Tony Romeo
March 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A top Republican in the state Senate is signaling that he’s open to discussion of raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, but not as high as Governor Tom Wolf has proposed. Governor Wolf’s most recent minimum wage proposal is to raise it to $12 an hour in July and...
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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
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Tony Romeo
February 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans have heaped praise on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Feb. 5, but that doesn't mean the road is paved for the big-ticket proposals he has outlined. Wolf framed this as "the most significant element" in his budget address: "A plan to create a new...
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