McClinton, Boyle join House Democrats' push for Plan for Pa.

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, and Kevin Boyle, D-Phila./Montgomery, today joined fellow legislators for a Capitol news conference laying out the House Democrats' Plan for Pennsylvania. At the news conference, House Democrats outlined the plan’s goals to put Pennsylvanians first through investing in good jobs, quality schools and a fairer tax system.  

McClinton, secretary/treasurer of the Philadelphia County Delegation, spoke on the importance of putting everyday Pennsylvanians first through fighting for fair wage policies such as increasing the minimum wage and ensuring equal pay for equal work.

“Each day, I speak with countless neighbors in West and Southwest Philadelphia and they are tired of living paycheck to paycheck,” McClinton said. “As legislators, it is our duty to make sure that all Pennsylvanians are not only employed, but are financially secure. The Plan for PA allows us to find solutions to the complex problems residents face whether they live in Delaware County or Centre County.”

Boyle, vice chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, spoke on the importance of growing Pennsylvania’s economy and investing in good jobs that would not only protect Pennsylvania’s middle class, but expand it.

“The success of the Plan for PA starts with good jobs, but not just any job that offers a paycheck, but those that provide enough income for families to put food on the table and a roof over their heads,” Boyle said. “Our young people should want to stay in the state, raise a family and help grow our economy. Our Plan for PA makes a priority of laying the groundwork that gives them a reason to stay.”

Some of the plan's highlights include:

  • Ensuring that anyone who works full-time earns a living wage;
  • Providing that all working people in Pennsylvania receive equal pay for equal work;
  • Making sure that working parents have safe, affordable care for their children;;
  • Supporting small businesses so that they succeed and create more jobs;
  • Giving entrepreneurs access to the low-cost loans they need to start new businesses; and
  • Keeping young people in Pennsylvania to work and raise their families.

To learn more about the Plan for Pennsylvania, visit