A new regulation that will raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips was approved in March and goes into effect Friday.
Budget negotiations between the Wolf administration and Republican lawmakers are expected to continue into the holiday weekend. They revolve around a substantial increase in aid for public schools and election funding.
State. Sen Lisa Boscola introduced a plan this week to suspend the state’s 57.6-cent-per gallon gas tax—the highest in the nation—for two months in order to reduce the cost of gas in the commonwealth. Boscola’s bill will require approval by the Republican-led legislature to become law.