STATE SENS. Tina Tartaglione and Vincent Hughes tried to rally support yesterday for legislation to increase the minimum wage in Pennsylvania from $7.25 to $9 per hour by 2015.
The Philadelphia Democrats insisted that the proposal is not dead-on-arrival in a Republican- controlled General Assembly that rejected a similar effort two years ago.
Tartaglione cited legislation she successfully pushed in 2006 to raise the state minimum wage to $7.15 in 2007.
"Little by little, we were able to change the mind-set of folks," Tartaglione said.