By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The ongoing debate over raising the minimum wage continued in the state Capitol this past week.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: 25-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle That Ran Red Light In East Falls
Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania by The Keystone Research Center — for whom Mark Price serves as a labor economist.
“We estimate that roughly that roughly $1.8 billion would be stimulated into the economy if we raised the minimum wage to $10.10,” Price says. “That increased spending would in turn generate 6,000 jobs.”READ MORE: WATCH: Country Music Star Jimmie Allen Apologizes To Eagles Fans For Fishing With Cowboys' Dak Prescott
But Alex Halper of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry says there are studies showing a negative impact.
“I think numbers that we’ve seen from very legitimate, authoritative sources like the Congressional Budget Office are pretty compelling,” he says.MORE NEWS: Family, Friends Celebrate World War II Veteran's Birthday In Burlington County
Governor Tom Wolf supports an increase in the state’s minimum wage.