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Sat May 25, 2019, 12:07 PM

As budget season approaches, Democrats keep pushing for minimum wage hike

With a line of caffeine craving-customers looking on, state Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, took a moment to chat with the coffee connoisseur across the counter.

At Elementary Coffee in Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market, Kim was meeting with stall owner Andrea Grove, to try to prove that raising the minimum wage isn’t the job-killer that pro-business groups and legislative Republicans claim that is is.

In fact, you can just ask Grove. Despite not even having her own brick and mortar store — that comes in July — Grove said her workers get paid a competitive wage, and one higher than Pennsylvania’s current minimum.

“Our business is based on equity,” Grove said Thursday. “If you’re not thinking about your employees … it’s a shame.”

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/government-politics/as-budget-season-approaches-democrats-keep-pushing-for-minimum-wage-hike/

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