Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for State Workers
HARRISBURG — Governor Tom Wolf is giving some state workers a pay raise.
The governor signed an executive order Monday lifting the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.15 an hour for state employees.
Wolf campaigned on raising the minimum wage and the executive order would raise the hourly minimum wage for state government employees as well as people who work for organizations that get state contracts.
The governor also wants lawmakers to work with him to pass legislation that would eventually raise the minimum wage for all Pennsylvanians.
The increase would make Pennsylvania the state with the highest minimum wage in the country.