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February 10, 2015

Pennsylvania minimum wage bill re-introduced

It would increase state's rate from $7.25/hour to $9/hour, then to $10.10/hour a year later

A Pennsylvania lawmaker re-introduced a bill on Monday that would raise the state's minimum wage, reported.

State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, re-introduced her bill, which would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour, then to $10.10 an hour a year later.

The bill may not have any foothold with a Republican-controlled Legislature, Philly Magazine reported.

According to KYW, two busloads of people from Philadelphia rallied in support of the bill in Harrisburg.

“No individual who is working 40 hours a week should have to rely on government assistance,” Samuel Jones, of the Restaurant Opportunities Center, told KYW.

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