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PA Must Reads: Minimum Wage Moving Higher in Ohio and Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! (image: kevin dooley/flickr)

Happy Holidays! (image: kevin dooley/flickr)

A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State.

Mixed in with this morning’s news of holiday surprise layoff notices and property tax hikes is some good news for low-wage workers in Ohio where the minimum wage will rise to $7.70 on Jan 1.

The campaign in 2006-07 to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage initially included language that would adjust Pennsylvania’s minimum wage annually to account for inflation, but that language was ultimately dropped. The minimum wage in Pennsylvania is currently $7.25 per hour, an amount that steadily commands less and less purchasing power with each passing year.

The Morning Must Reads (and Third and State) are going to take a break for the holidays. I will be back in service January 3, 2012.

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I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and happy New Year!

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