State GOP Attacks Gov. Wolf’s Proposal To Raise Minimum Wage

Hearings on Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan kicked off with a volley of Republican attacks on raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, spurred by a proposal the Democrat is backing. Monday’s first House budget hearing featured criticism of the broader impact of a minimum wage increase. Wolf supports legislation to raise Pennsylvania’s hourly minimum to $12 this year. The Republican-controlled Legislature has blocked similar proposals. Most states have increased theirs above the $7.25 federal minimum.