PA's Minimum Wage Becomes Campaign Fodder For Gubernatorial Candidates

Dec 27, 2013

Recent rumblings over the Pennsylvania minimum wage may foreshadow a flashpoint in the gubernatorial election.

Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, has expressed uneasiness with the idea of raising the state’s 7.25 dollar wage.

"I’m not going to go into details right now," he said. "I’ve made a statement on that before and I’m going to stay by that."

He told the Times-Leader of Wilkes-Barre he’s concerned raising the wage may put a damper on Pennsylvania’s economy.

The frontrunners among the Democratic gubernatorial candidates have since voiced their support for a wage increase.

Democratic state lawmakers have made several attempts this year to propose increases to the state’s minimum wage.