Madden: Minimum Wage Raise Long Overdue

During a House floor debate on Wednesday, June 14, state Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, said that if Pennsylvania had raised its minimum wage as economists suggested more than a decade ago, people would be better off today, and fewer folks would be reliant on government programs. Raising the wage now, she said, will mean savings in the future that can be used toward mental health, education, fixing schools, and more.