Madden to host House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on raising Pa. minimum wage in Tobyhanna Wednesday

HARRISBURG, May 1 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today announced she will host her first House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to explore raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the Pocono Mountain Public Library, 5500 Municipal Drive, Tobyhanna.  

Madden requested the hearing to learn more about the economic and regional impacts of raising the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. A living wage for a family of four in Monroe County is $23.27 an hour.

The current agenda is:

    10 a.m.           Welcome and opening remarks

    10:10 a.m.      Sean Ramaley, deputy secretary for safety and labor – management relations, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

    10:40 a.m.      Panel of Business Owners:

  • Tarah Probst, owner of charcuterie and mayor of Stroudsburg Borough
  • Lisa Diemer, owner of Pocono Soap and Kitchen Chemistry

    11:20 a.m.      Mark Price, PhD, labor economist, Keystone Research Center

    11:50 a.m.      Closing remarks    

The hearing is open to the public and the media is invited to attend.