2020-2021 Governor's Budget for Pennsylvania Released

Governor Wolf presented his sixth budget today with a focus on education, supporting workers and the workforce, and reducing gun violence.

Overall, the budget increases spending to $36 billion compared to last year. Governor Wolf also proposed a higher minimum wage (as he did last year), raising the current rate of $7.25/hour to $12/hour by July and then increasing the wage over time until it reaches $15 in 2026. The last time the minimum wage increased in Pennsylvania was when the federal government increased the wage in 2009.

Here are some of the articles we've been reading on the budget:

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