Delaware County Daily Times
October 19, 2018
by Alex Rose
Krueger-Braneky, who faces an election challenge from Republican Patti Rodgers Morrisette this year, noted those earning the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in the state fall well below the poverty line. She also sought to dispel the image of low-income earners as teenagers working for pocket money.
“Research shows that 90 percent of those individuals impacted by raising the minimum wage to $15 here in Pennsylvania are 20 years or older and about 42 percent are over the age of 40,” she said. “These are working adults trying to support their families on poverty wages. Nearly 60 percent of them are women. Many of them are the primary breadwinners of their homes.”
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