Statement of Senator Tom Killion On Passage Of A Minimum Wage Increase

Senator Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware) released the following statement on the passage of a minimum wage increase, Senate Bill 79:

“I’m proud to have voted for the first increase in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in a decade. While I would have supported a larger increase, passage of this legislation is the right thing to do for working families and provides the foundation for future minimum wage increases. Increasing the minimum wage will provide an economic boost to Pennsylvania as workers’ spending power grows and will also result in savings as adults are able to transition off of Medicaid.”