Democrats say it's "disgraceful" that Republicans have allowed bills that would raise the minimum wage to sit in committee for months on end.
Several Democratic candidates said they are committed to fighting for a $15 minimum wage.
The agenda, which includes a higher minimum wage and paid leave, has been endorsed by 52 incumbent Democrats in the General Assembly. Not a single Republican has gotten on board.
The hourly wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 since 2009. Gov. Tom Wolf is working to change that, despite opposition from state Republicans.
Meanwhile, the federal minimum wage hasn't increased since 2009.
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