Episode 23: The greatest hits of Budget Hearings 2K19

The minimum wage, the debt-ridden turnpike, and what the commonwealth should require of people receiving public benefits.

  • Katie Meyer



State lawmakers are in the middle of a long series of hearings on the budgets for Pennsylvania’s many agencies.

It’s a time for them to grill secretaries on what’s working, what’s not, and how money is being spent. And it gives agency heads a chance to lobby for more funding.

So this week, we’re recapping some of the biggest issues that have come up (repeatedly) thus far: the minimum wage, the debt-ridden turnpike, and what the commonwealth should require of people receiving public benefits.

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