A few weeks back, Gov. Rendell swore
that he would block state legislators from giving themselves a pay hike unless they did something about minimum wage. His spokespeople were back-pedaling almost immediately, but progressives in the state took heart. Now it appears that the test is near at hand, as the rumor mill talks about a huge hike being considered
in Harrisburg (on top of the cost-of-living adjustments they already get). This raise would make them second only to California for state legislator pay, hardly a point of pride for a state that has budget woes and unemployment/underinsurance issues statewide. I hope they don't walk away with that kind of theft unchallenged.Update:
it looks like it's not just legislators who would get a pay hike under this proposal, but just about everybody
from aids to the governor. Peee-ew!