State Senate Hearing on Raising the Minimum Wage

On Tuesday, May 5, the Senate Labor & Industry Committee held hearings on the impacts of raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. Workers, business owners, economists and advocates testified in favor of raising the wage. As usual, opposition lobbying groups were there to trot out the usual misinformation and distortion that they like to use to prevent workers from earning a decent wage. However, supporters who testified did a great job pushing back and showing that raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10 is good for workers, good for business, and good for the economy.