The Pennsylvania Economy League will feature Matthew Knittel, director of the state Independent Fiscal Office, at its upcoming event, “The Minimum Wage Debate in PA: A Data-Driven Look at the Issues behind Raising the Minimum Wage” on Thursday, May 2 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn St., Reading.
The presentation will examine the impact of a proposed minimum wage increase and review other tax and revenue proposals contained in the 2019-20 Governor’s Executive Budget released in February 2019. The IFO provides revenue projections for use in the state budget process along with impartial and timely analysis of fiscal, economic and budgetary issues to assist Commonwealth residents and the General Assembly in their evaluation of policy decisions.
For over 80 years, PEL has provided fact-based insight through its Civic Leadership Education events to inform government officials, business leaders and the general community on key public policy issues and serve as a catalyst for change. PEL is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization.