Proposed bill would boost minimum wage to $15 an hour within 4 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. —
The debate over whether minimum wage should be increased is raging across the country.
Cleveland City Council is expected to introduce legislation to boost their minimum wage to $15 an hour. There are several similar proposals in Pennsylvania.
Rep. Mark Cohen, a Democrat from Philadelphia, has a proposal in committee right now that calls for a gradual increase in the minimum wage.
Cohen's plan calls for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour within four years. There would be a $9 an hour minimum wage within 90 days of the bill being signed, then an increase to $10.50 within a year. The wage would be 12.50 within two years, 13.50 within three and finally $15 in year four.
Cohen's proposed bill could see many changes before it reaches the House floor for a vote.
Rep. Cohen will be on Face the State with Robb Hanrahan at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.