House Democrats question how state police handle opioid crisis and rape kit backlogs

House Democrats question how state police handle opioid crisis and rape kit backlogs

House Democrats focused on rape kit backlogs and the opioid epidemic during Wednesday’s budget hearing with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Miccarelli allegations put renewed focus on #MeToo legislation

Miccarelli allegations put renewed focus on #MeToo legislation

Recent sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware) are putting a renewed focus on #MeToo legislation currently awaiting action in the state Capitol.

Thursday, March 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Legislative Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

Legislative Democrats push for $15 an hour minimum wage

Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) announced legislation, SB 1044, to raise the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.


Under the proposed law, minimum wages would immediately be raised from the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $12 an hour. Tipped workers’ pay would be raised from the current $2.83 per hour to $9.00 per hour.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Rep. Kim's bill would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024

VIDEO: Rep. Kim's bill would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024

Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss House Bill 1520. Her bill would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage in increments little by little until it hits $15 per hour by 2024.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh City Council moves to support statewide minimum wage hike

Pittsburgh City Council moves to support statewide minimum wage hike

While Harrisburg is still engaged in a state budget debate, Pittsburgh City Council has moved ahead with support of a measure introduced to raise Pennsylvania’s statewide minimum wage.

Councilman Dan Gilman (District 8) today introduced a Will of Council to support Pennsylvania House Bill 1520, introduced by Rep. Patty Kim (D-Dauphin), aimed at incrementally increasing the state’s minimum wage until it reaches $15.00 an hour in 2024.

Thursday, July 6, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
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