PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2015 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced that she will once again hold an influential seat to continue fighting for labor rights and an increase in the minimum wage as the Democratic chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee.

“Serving as the Democratic Chair of this important panel ensures that thousands of working Pennsylvanians, including many who work for the lowest of wages, will continue to have a voice in Harrisburg,” Tartaglione said. “I am hopeful that a pledge of greater bipartisanship and a governor who supports a higher minimum wage will combine with my fervent desire to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage soon.”

Sen. Tartaglione said she will introduce her new minimum wage package of proposals later this month.

In addition to Labor and Industry, the six-term lawmaker will serve on Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Law and Justice, Policy, and the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

For the 2015-2016 legislative session, Sen. Tartaglione has committed to focus on legislation dealing with gun violence, people with disabilities and delivering heart and lung benefits to paramedics.


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