Gov. Josh Shapiro touts his administration’s ‘GSD’ attitude at Press Club luncheon

BY: - November 20, 2023

Shapiro said over the last several weeks he's seen bills come to his desk that indicate progress is being made and that he thinks it’s setting the stage for a “really productive 2024.” 

As Pa. sees record number of SNAP recipients, advocates call for a minimum wage increase

BY: - July 21, 2023

Pennsylvania recorded its highest-ever number of food-assistance recipients — nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians — in June, alarming already strained charitable food pantries and increasing concern among researchers and anti-hunger advocates. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services reported that in June 5,000 additional residents had enrolled in SNAP, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, bringing the […]

Allegheny Co. Exec. Fitzgerald files lawsuit over minimum wage ordinance

BY: - June 29, 2023

'There is a legitimate disagreement on whether the executive branch or the legislative branch has the legal authority to set wages,” Fitzgerald said.

‘It’s the right thing to do’: Meet the Pa. business owners pushing for a minimum wage hike

BY: - June 25, 2023

Higher wages means employee loyalty and greater productivity. And that means a healthier economy, business owners told the Capital-Star.

Minimum wage word written on wood block with American Dollar-bills. Directly above.

The time is right for Pa. to finally raise its minimum wage | Opinion

BY: - June 23, 2023

Raising wages is especially important to protecting workers at a time of high, if recently declining, inflation.

Allegheny Co. Council overrides Exec Rich Fitzgerald’s minimum wage hike veto

BY: - June 21, 2023

'We are  talking about people who have worked at the county for decades who still aren’t making $41,600 per year, Councilmember Bethany Hallam said.

Minimum wage hike to $15 an hour passes in Pa. House

BY: - June 20, 2023

The measure, which is part of Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal, is likely to become a bargaining chip as House Democrats and Senate Republicans work over the next 10 days to hammer out a state budget that will pass in both chambers.

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‘Some people have three jobs’: All eyes on Harrisburg for a minimum wage hike

BY: - June 18, 2023

'The pay does not match what you actually have to pay for things,' Mary Gabriele told the Capital-Star.

Allegheny Co. Exec. Rich Fitzgerald vetoes minimum wage hike for county employees

BY: - June 14, 2023

Fitzgerald said his motivation is not to thwart income growth for employees but to underscore powers that are reserved for administration.

Bernie Sanders unveils push for $17/hr. federal minimum wage, citing state increases

BY: - May 4, 2023

'You have billionaires who don't know what to do with their money, buying yachts and going off into outer space, so the time is long overdue,' Sanders said.


It is long past time to answer the call for a $15 minimum wage  | Opinion

BY: - April 23, 2023

A $15 minimum wage is still below the living wage for the average Pa. worker. Efforts to dial it back are misguided.

With Democratic House majority, advocates hopeful progressive policy goals will become law

BY: - April 3, 2023

In the month after securing their 101-vote majority, Pennsylvania House Democrats have held hearings on gun safety, raising the minimum wage, and expanding access to reproductive health care. While they might at first appear to be the routine work of a state legislative chamber, hearings on Democratic policy priorities are a source of optimism for […]