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Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes $15 Minimum Wage For Pennsylvanians

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) -- Gov. Tom Wolf proposed Wednesday raising Pennsylvania's hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2025. He says the current minimum wage of $7.25 is not a livable wage.

"Imagine a single mom, working to keep food on the table to provide for her children," Wolf said. "She could make more money working the same minimum-wage job in New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland -- actually for that matter, Nebraska or Montana.

"So, simply put, Pennsylvanians are working hard but earning less," Wolf said.

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Wolf wants to raise the minimum wage to $12 this year, followed by annual increases of 50 cents.

The Republican-controlled legislature has opposed similar proposals.

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