Chauvin verdict reignites calls for police reform in Pa. | Friday Morning Coffee
"A jury unanimously decided that chokeholds are acts of murder, and this decision should compel us to examine policies of our own law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth,” one lawmaker said.
Denied for now in D.C., advocates keep up the fight for $15 in Harrisburg | Tuesday Morning Coffee
New polling data from a progressive nonprofit shows majority support for a wage hike in the Keystone State
‘It’s all about pulling the next one up:’ How women are helping women make inroads in Pa. politics
By Kristin Gjelaj In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged her husband, John Adams, and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence. In 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, incoming Pennsylvania state Treasurer Stacy Garrity […]
Pa. Rep. Patty Kim tests positive for COVID-19
Kim confirmed the diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning, saying she was experiencing mild symptoms.
Looking to boost minimum wage, Pa. Dems want to end preemption. That’s a heavy lift
After a deal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage — stuck at $7.25 — fell apart last year, some advocates for a statewide pay raise are shifting their approach to win Republican votes.
A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s up to the House.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, passed 42-7. Every Democrat and the majority of Republicans supported the bill.
Without minimum wage, cash assistance, $34 billion budget falls flat with some House Democrats
The House Appropriations Committee advanced a $33.997 billion budget Monday, the opening salvo in the week before the June 30 deadline to secure a new fiscal blueprint for next year.
As Pennsylvania’s budget deadline approaches, is a minimum wage increase still on the table?
Gov. Tom Wolf has made increasing the minimum wage a centerpiece of his budgets since taking office in 2015.
As budget season approaches, Democrats keep pushing for minimum wage hike
With a line of caffeine craving-customers looking on, state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, took a moment to chat with the coffee connoisseur across the counter. At Elementary Coffee in Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market, Kim was meeting with stall owner Andrea Grove, to try to prove that raising the minimum wage isn’t the job-killer that pro-business […]
I’m a Mexican immigrant. Without a higher minimum wage, the American Dream is still out of reach | Latinx Voices
A Mexican immigrant came to the United States seeking a better life. After 20 years, her salary still doesn't reach $10 an hour. A higher minimum wage would elevate all workers.