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Wolf calls on Pennsylvania Legislature to raise minimum wage

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.
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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on state lawmakers to raise the state's minimum wage.

In a Wednesday morning tweet on Twitter , Wolf noted that more than half of the states have raise their minimum wage — including all states bordering Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's minimum wage is $7.25. Among neighboring states, the minimum wage ranges from $8.25 in Delaware to $10.40 in New York.

"A Pennsylvania family of two earning minimum wage and working full-time falls below the poverty line, but the Pennsylvania Legislature hasn't given workers a raise in nine years," Wolf said.

Wolf ended his tweet with the hashtag "RaiseTheWage."

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures , among states with minimum wages, Pennsylvania's minimum wage matches 12 states — Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Only two states — Georgia and Wyoming — have a lower minimum wage. Both are $5.15.

Six states — Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Tennessee — have no minimum wage, according to the conference.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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