minimum wage

Philadelphia City Council special committee on poverty reduction and prevention.
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Pat Loeb
March 03, 2020 - 5:56 pm
Philadelphia City Council put forward some more ideas Tuesday to reach its goal of lifting 100,000 people out of poverty in the next four years. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks about efforts to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
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Tony Romeo
January 28, 2020 - 5:19 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is renewing his push for proposals made in previous budget seasons, including an increase in the state's $7.25 per hour minimum wage. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
November 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
The state Senate Wednesday is expected to approve a bill that would provide a modest increase in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. If that happens, the bill will go to the House, where it’s likely to sit for a while. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania State Capitol
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Tony Romeo
November 19, 2019 - 4:45 am
A bill to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania has cleared a state Senate committee. A vote by the full Senate could come later this week. Read more here.
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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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