Pa. Bill Would Boost Minimum Wage To $9 An Hour

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour on the heels of similar efforts by other states, including New York, and the federal government.

Rep. Mark Cohen, D-Philadelphia, said in a statement that the measure is an effort to match Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to President Barack Obama’s call in his State of the Union address for lawmakers to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. Cohen’s measure also provides for subsequent increases...
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