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Sen. Tartaglione Says PA Minimum Wage Should be $ 10.10/Hour

HARRISBURG, March 18, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today she will replace her proposal to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $ 9 an hour with a new bill that would increase it to $10.10 by 2016.

Minimum wage increases under Senate Bill 1300 would be tied to inflation once the base hourly rate hits $10.10.

Tartaglione, Senate Democrats Detail Budget Priorities, Highlight Corbett Budget Failures

Senate Democrats gathered in seven communities across Pennsylvania today to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett to produce a spending plan that is aligned with the needs of Pennsylvanians.


For PA’s Minimum Wage Workers, Christmas Unaffordable, Tartaglione, Hughes Say

With thousands of Pennsylvanians buying the most popular Christmas gifts and planning family get-togethers by plane, train and automobile, state Sens. Christine M. Tartaglione and Vincent Hughes today said too many people will not be able to afford an average holiday because they earn a poverty-level minimum wage.

Senator Tartaglione Holds Town Hall Meeting

Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione met with dozens of constituents during a townhall meeting in the auditorium of the Julia deBurgos School on Lehigh Avenue. Sen. Tartaglione presented information about state programs beneficial to residents. She also updated them about her efforts to increase the minimum wage in PA.

Senate Democrats Outline Billion Dollar Budget Savings and Revenue Plan

In advance of the governor’s planned mid-year budget briefing, state Senate Democrats today announced details of a plan to generate more than $1 billion in budget savings and revenues they say can be used to make key investments, avoid deep cuts or tax increases in dealing with a projected $839 million budget deficit.

Tartaglione Launches New Effort to Help Returning Veterans

State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today joined Senate Democratic colleagues in announcing a series of bills intended to address problems faced by Pennsylvania veterans in their return to civilian life.

Tartaglione Resolution Marks International Day of People with Disabilities

The state Senate today unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione marking Dec. 3 as “International Day of Persons with Disabilities.”

Started in 1982 by the United Nations, the day is recognized around the world.

Tartaglione Announces New Minimum Wage Bills

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2013 — At a news conference in Philadelphia’s City Hall today, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced new legislation aimed at restoring the buying power of Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.

Tartaglione, the Democratic chair of the Labor and Industry Committee was joined by Democratic Appropriations Chair Sen. Vincent J. Hughes and local labor leaders in a push to join other states that have created minimum wages that resist the erosion of inflation.

Tartaglione Hosts First Ever Wissinoming Park Picnic

PHILADELPHIA,  August 21, 2013 – Hundreds of residents from the neighborhood surrounding Wissinoming Park turned out yesterday for a community picnic organized by state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione.