Hardworking Pennsylvanians deserve living wages and economic security. At this time, Pennsylvania is the only Northeastern state maintaining a minimum wage of $7.25/hour. While corporations and shareholders are making record profits, our hardworking citizens must turn to local food banks and social-service agencies to provide food for their families and pay their electric bills. As your state representative, I will push for the following:
- An increase in the minimum wage: I support a $12 minimum wage with gradual annual increases until we reach $15.
- Fully funding our educational system: An educated, skilled workforce is vital to economic development and the long-term success of our local communities and our commonwealth. Education and economic security are interconnected and must be treated as such.