Minimum wage for Pa., raising teacher salaries, dark money in NJ

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(Lucy Schaly/Beaver County Times via AP)

(Lucy Schaly/Beaver County Times via AP)

Guests: Brent Johnson, Jake Corman, Ed Mahon

On today’s Regional Roundup, we’ll talk to Pennsylvania Republican Senate Majority Leader JAKE CORMAN about his interest in Governor Tom Wolf’s push for a minimum wage hike in the commonwealth. And we’ll hear about another proposal from the Governor for a minimum salary hike specifically for Pennsylvania teachers, which currently stands at $18,500 a year. PA Post’s ED MAHON will give us a rundown of how it would work. But first, we’ll discuss efforts to change New Jersey campaign finance laws to make campaign contributions more transparent. NJ Advance Media’s BRENT JOHNSON joins us.

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