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HARRISBURG, June 3, 2014 – State Sen. Christine Tartaglione rallied inside the Capitol today with Raise the Wage PA to again urge legislative action on proposals to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage and deal with the paltry hourly rate established for workers who receive tips. “Someone in the House or the Senate has proposed a bill […]

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HARRISBURG, May 6, 2014 – With dozens of uniform-clad Salvation Army workers visiting the state Capitol, Sen. Christine Tartaglione reminded lawmakers that her bill to include their disaster-response vehicles under Pennsylvania’s list of approved emergency vehicles is awaiting consideration. Senate Bill 1098 would allow Salvation Army workers to drive to disaster sites when access is […]

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HARRISBURG, April 23, 2014 – A national public policy organization’s study of how the salaries of fast food industry executives continue to blow away the measly pay of their frontline workers has state Sen. Christine Tartaglione demanding once again that Pennsylvania Republicans act now to increase the commonwealth’s minimum wage. Demos said today that the […]

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HARRISBURG, April 8, 2014 – With another state voting overwhelmingly to increase its minimum wage, state Sen. Christine Tartaglione said today that Republicans and Gov. Tom Corbett are in danger of telling tens of thousands of hardworking Pennsylvanians they aren’t worth the same consideration. Sen. Tartaglione said she is also pleased to see that the […]

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HARRISBURG, March 28, 2014 – With another Northeast state increasing its minimum wage and the largest labor union in the country taking action this week to support the effort, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today that Pennsylvania lawmakers should not stand in the way of the groundswell of support. “Every day someone, somewhere, agrees […]

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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 […]

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HARRISBURG, March 17, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today she plans to unveil a new version of her proposal that would increase the minimum wage for Pennsylvania’s working poor. Tartaglione’s announcement will come at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, during a press conference in the Capitol Media Center with “Raise the Wage […]

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HARRISBURG, March 13, 2014 – Pennsylvanians and families with relatives who have autism spectrum disorder should act now to apply for mini-grants of up to $500, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. The deadline for applications is March 31. “These special grants are designed to help families and individuals who are unable to receive […]

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HARRISBURG, March 12, 2014 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today said she is supporting a proposal that would save Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars and solve the state’s pension problems. The proposal, introduced by members of the Philadelphia lawmaker’s Senate Democratic Caucus, would refinance $9 billion of the $50 billion in unfunded liabilities now […]

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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2014 – Despite his claims to the contrary, Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed $29.4 billion budget for the 2014-’15 fiscal year continues to slight Pennsylvania’s workers, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today following his annual budget address. “Corbett talked about ‘Pennsylvania’s comeback’ but that cute campaign slogan flies in the face of […]

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