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Pa. Governor Says Stifling Minimum Wage 'Bad For Business'


February 4, 2021

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Jan. 28 that stifling employee earnings to increase profits “is simply not good business.”

Wolf’s comments came during a 40-minute news conference previewing his budget priorities. The governor said he wanted the Pa. Legislature to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 immediately, with a 50-cent increase each year until the state reaches $15 in 2026.

The last time Pennsylvania raised its minimum wage was in 2009, after the federal government mandated it. One million workers would see an instant raise under the proposal, generating an additional $300...

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