First lady Frances Wolf calls for minimum wage hike


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — First lady Frances Wolf calls it an embarrassment that every state surrounding Pennsylvania has a higher minimum wage.

The wife of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf toured Lancaster Sweet Shoppe on Thursday and tried to rally support for a boost in the state’s minimum wage.

She says 89% of people on minimum wage are adults and most of them are women.

“I’m passionate about the issue,” Frances Wolf said. “It’s also very rational. This is a question of fairness. This is what we’re all about.”

The first lady said raising the minimum wage could save Pennsylvania $150 million on social services costs.

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