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February 09, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

Gov. Wolf: Minimum Wage Increase and Tax Cut Would Boost Incomes of Many Essential Workers

Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. The governor renewed his call to increase the state's embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027.

Creating a path to $15 will raise the incomes of more than 1.1 million Pennsylvania workers, provide better stability for women, rural and tipped workers and allow thousands of people to work their way off public assistance and strengthen the economy for everyone.

"This is not about $7.25, it's about the nearly 1 million Pennsylvanians who will get a raise at $12 an hour," said Gov. Wolf. "Too many essential workers are earning poverty wages while putting themselves at risk to keep our society running. They keep food on shelves, move crucial supplies, take care of our children, and support people with disabilities. And thousands of them earn poverty wages. These hardworking people deserve better. They deserve a living wage."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Peter Leonard, CEO, Little Amps Coffee speaking virtually at the press conference.   Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/18521_gov_minimumWage_dz_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions from the press.  Building on his plan to cut personal income taxes for 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, Governor Tom Wolf wants to help thousands of essential workers struggling to buy food and avoid homelessness because of poverty wages. Today, the governor renewed his call to increase the states embarrassingly low minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, with annual increases of $0.50 until reaching $15 per hour on July 1, 2027. FEBRUARY 09, 2021 - HARRISBURG, PA