Gov. Tom Wolf Plans To Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2025

Larry Richert and John Shumway
March 19, 2019 - 11:07 am
Governor Tom Wolf

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, plans to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to $15 by 2025.

“My proposal says $12.00 immediately, and then 50 cents a year there after, to get us to $15 by 2025. I think it’s just a matter of trying to be fair to employers,” Wolf said during an interview with KDKA Radio on Tuesday morning.

“After 2025, peg it to inflation so that we never have to go back and do this kind of thing again. It just keeps going up.”

As a former employer, Wolf believes raising minimum wage would increase production and profits.

“When I started, minimum wage was routine because we couldn’t afford to pay more,” Wolf explains.

“I did pay more. I paid premium wages, great benefits, and my net profit went up. So, I think you get what you pay for. Anybody who wants to have a good, successful business, my experience is that you pay for it.”

Where we are right now, Pennsylvanian's pay millions of tax dollars in state assistance.

According to Wolf, “we would save that if we had a minimum wage that people could actually make a living, and support a family.”

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