Parkesburg Gazette

Recently, it was reported in the Daily Local News:

Local congressional members and congressional hopefuls are split on the debate of whether to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

On Wednesday, President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for future federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, much to the dismay of many Republicans who say that raising the minimum wage is not the best way to fix the economy.

Candidate for the 16th district, Democrat Tom Houghton, recently delivered a petition with nearly 500 signatures to U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts, asking him to support a federal minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour.

Houghton, who is running for Pitts’ seat, said in the petition that he supports “the growing movement to raise the minimum wage to about $10.” He delivered the petition to the Kennett Square office of Pitts on Monday. Read more…

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