Pennsylvania State House Panel Approves Minimum Wage Hike Bill

The Pennsylvania House Labor and Industry Committee voted 12-9 along party lines to approve legislation that would increase the Commonwealth’s minimum wage incrementally through 2026. the House and Senate bills would raise the current minimum wage of $7.25 to $11 per hour beginning on Jan. 1, 2024 and to $13 per hour on Jan. 1, 2025. The following year (Jan. 1, 2026), the wage would rise again to $15 and increase by an annual cost-of-living adjustment using the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Click here to learn more.