Democrats rally for higher wages in Philadelphia

Democrats rally for higher wages in Philadelphia

Legislators and labor supporters gathered at Frankford Transportation Center in Philadelphia Friday afternoon to support Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. For much of the rally, one key person was missing Tom Wolf. 

 

Gov. Wolf proposed Pennsylvania raise the minimum wage above the current $7.25 an hour, the lowest among the neighboring states as part of his 2019-20 budget plan 

Monday, February 11, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Dan Williams

Freshman Focus: Rep. Dan Williams

Meet Rep. Dan Williams (D-Chester). From the church on Sunday as a pastor to the political arena, Williams stated that his job as a pastor is what led to him running for office. He said he hopes to make an impact that changes people's lives in a way he believes he wouldn't have been able to do if it wasn't for getting voted into the legislature. 

Monday, February 11, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tweets of the Week - February 4, 2019

Tweets of the Week - February 4, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, February 8, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Budget little help to CCP’s funding issue as strike looms

Budget little help to CCP’s funding issue as strike looms

$8 million can seem like a lot of money to the average citizen. For those involved with higher education in Philadelphia, it may be a day late and a dollar short to solve a growing crisis.

The Community College of Philadelphia faces increasing class sizes as more students use its four campuses to launch careers or matriculate to four-year institutions. However, the school isn’t getting adequate funding from city and state sources. With these issues, the school’s union has been without a contract for three years and is planning to strike soon.
Friday, February 8, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

In this week's 3 under 3 Governor Tom Wolf gave his budget address, the minimum wage increase was debated, and one legislator introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis for adults over the age of 21. 

 

Friday, February 8, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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