A state lawmaker has announced legislation to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage.
Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) said one of her proposals, Senate Bill 858, would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour by 2015.
A second measure, Senate Bill 1099, would boost the minimum wage for tipped employees to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage.
Tartaglione said the minimum wage for tipped employees has remained unchanged at $2.83 an hour for 15 years.
She said both bills would raise the wages in increments to ensure employers are not financially overburdened.