Councilmember proposes putting minimum wage increase to referendum

Councilmember proposes putting minimum wage increase to referendum

Philadelphia’s elected leadership and labor advocates have fully backed a raise to the minimum wage in the state. Now they have a plan to put it to a vote locally and see if the people can spur action in Harrisburg.

Councilmember Cherelle Parker (D-District 9) introduced a proposal Thursday to City Council that would make a ballot question on the future of the state’s minimum wage. It would appear on the May 21st primary.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Tweets of the Week - February 4, 2019

Tweets of the Week - February 4, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, February 8, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3 Governor Tom Wolf gave his budget address, the minimum wage increase was debated, and one legislator introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis for adults over the age of 21. 

 

Friday, February 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
As Wolf pushes for minimum wage increase, lawmakers hear from skeptics of the proposal

As Wolf pushes for minimum wage increase, lawmakers hear from skeptics of the proposal

At least two researchers believe a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage would ultimately damage the state’s economy, as a House committee launched a series of hearings on the matter Tuesday.

The House Labor and Industry Committee heard from two conservative economists and both underscored their belief that a provision in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would result in job losses. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - January 28, 2019

Tweets of the Week - January 28, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, February 1, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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