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
Through the years with Sen. Christine Tartaglione

Through the years with Sen. Christine Tartaglione

Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years." Find out how things have changed from the time she started as a legislator and how things are today.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Leach effort to prohibit use of animals in travelling circuses delayed amid controversy, debate

Leach effort to prohibit use of animals in travelling circuses delayed amid controversy, debate

Senate Bill 248—legislation sponsored by Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) that would criminalize the use of wild or exotic animals in travelling circuses—was held off for a scheduled committee vote Tuesday morning as Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee requested more time to review the bill and questioned its premise.

 

According to Sen. Leach, the legislation is aimed at prohibiting the use of animals at travelling circuses and carnivals and not meant to impinge on standing zoos, even when they transport animals on a limited basis.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate committee advances short-term fix to UC call center funding

Senate committee advances short-term fix to UC call center funding

The Senate Labor and Industry Committee advanced Senate Bill 250 Tuesday afternoon along an 8-4 vote.

 

The legislation, introduced by Committee Majority Chairman Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), would provide $15 million in funding from employee contributions to the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund that would allow up to 392 currently furloughed call center and other unemployment compensation-related workers to return to work.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wagner, Manderino trade jabs over UC funding dispute at L&I budget hearing

Wagner, Manderino trade jabs over UC funding dispute at L&I budget hearing

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) and Labor and Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino traded jabs during the department’s Senate budget hearing Tuesday morning, as the spat between Senate Republicans and the Wolf administration over the failure to authorize UC call center service and infrastructure funding continues.

 

The failure to authorize the funding resulted in layoffs of nearly 500 employees and the closure of three unemployment compensation call centers around the state, as well as the Harrisburg overflow center.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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