Possible Minimum Wage Increase

Possible Minimum Wage Increase

Activists rally in Harrisburg, urging lawmakers to increase minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY - Just last week, a group of activists gather at the State Capitol. They're pushing for an increase to minimum wage.

As it stands, Pennsylvania's minimum wage is set at $7.25/hour. There are now discussions to make it nearly three dollars more an hour at $10.10.

Lois Pulcinello, owner of Myers Brothers Florist in Altoona, is skeptical of the plan. If it goes through, she says she's have to make a lot of cuts, including staff, stock in store and she's have to raise prices.

"As far as paying the same amount as a corporation that grosses $20 million a year, how is that fair?"

For those who work minimum wage jobs, they're this increase goes through.

"Any type of bill I have, gas, electric, my phone bill, my tuition bill. Trying to pay school out of pocket, it will help immensely," said Ross Flynn, of Altoona.

Recent polls show that a large majority of Pennsylvania voters support an increase to minimum wage. Some economist say this change could have a positive impact on our economy.
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