A PA politician wants to increase the states' minimum wage to $15-an-hour by 2023

01.25.17 | Bob Price

Dauphin County Democrat Patty Kim claims the working poor cannot survive on the current minimum wage.  She quoted a 2016 report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition saying "a working in Pennsylvania working a minimum wage job would need to work 101 hours a week to be able to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment."

Kim wants to raise the wage in Pennsylvania to $12-an-hour by July, followed by seven scheduled increases of 50 cents a year, every year for the next six years.