Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-06-09 03:04:27 –
Posted by: KDKA-TV News Staff
Harrisberg (KDKA) – Democratic House of Representatives Tony DeLuca, who represents Allegheny County, will submit a bill to add a ballot to raise the minimum wage in the next general election.
“All states around Pennsylvania have raised the minimum wage,” said DeLuca. “Even Florida recently raised the minimum wage when the state raised issues with voters. If you want to keep attracting people to Pennsylvania, you need to be competitive with other states. Also includes ensuring that the minimum wage is competitive. “
The bill will add to the ballot a question asking Pennsylvania citizens if they would like to raise the Pennsylvania minimum wage.
The Pennsylvania minimum wage is $ 7.25 an hour and hasn’t been raised for more than a decade.
According to DeLuca, the results of the referendum are non-binding and address concerns about constitutionality.
“The minimum wage affects all Pennsylvanians,” DeLuca said. “The result of this referendum will be invaluable to policy makers.”
DeLuca will submit a bill next week.
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