Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Sec. Miller highlights need for a minimum wage increase

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller joined legislators and advocates to call for a raise to the minimum wage to help end the cycle of poverty. 

Pennsylvania has the lowest possible minimum wage under federal law, at $7.25 an hour, but in Governor Tom Wolf's 2019-2020 budget proposal it would be increased to $12 an hour and eventually $15. 

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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A Big League Chew of their own

A Big League Chew of their own

Big League Chew took over legislators' desks before they hit the floor for Monday session, inviting them to the 4th annual Capitol All-Stars softball game.

The Youse led by team Captains Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and House Democratic Leader Rep. Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) will face the Yinz led by Captains Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) once again for a baseball game to strike out hunger in Pennsylvania and raise money for Pennsylvania Food Banks.

Monday, June 17, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf signs sixth opioid disaster deceleration renewal

Wolf signs sixth opioid disaster deceleration renewal

On Friday afternoon, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he is signing the sixth renewal of his opioid disaster declaration.

The declaration was put into place in 2018 to focus on recovery, treatment and prevention of opioid overdoses. 

Friday, June 14, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

From discussions about raising minimum wage to new legislation mirroring Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore PA plan to a new report being released with information about Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) and sexual assault claims. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Sturla, Wolf call for support for legislation placing a fee on municipalities using solely state police coverage

Sturla, Wolf call for support for legislation placing a fee on municipalities using solely state police coverage

Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) and Gov. Tom Wolf were joined by other members of the House and Senate to ask for support for Sturla's House Bill 959 which would require municipalities to pay a fee if they do not have a local police department and rely on Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) instead. 

The money that is currently being used to support PSP covering these areas is coming out of Pennsylvania's Motor License Fund (MLF) which is the money that funds road and bridge maintenance. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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