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By DAVE FIDLIN
The Center Square 

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Aim to Dig Into Implications of Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

 

March 18, 2021



Gov. Tom Wolf’s continued call to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage was scrutinized at a recent budget hearing with the head of the state’s Independent Fiscal Office.

Wolf’s proposal includes an instantaneous increase in the minimum wage, from the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour in July to $12 per hour. Thereafter, Wolf is proposing 50-cent hourly increases in the minimum wage each year before reaching a $15-per-hour threshold in 2027.

But the would-be hike comes alongside a number of other weighty issues on the jobs front, including indications unemployment will be a challenge...



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