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.