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Casey to release new county by county report on income inequality in Pa.

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 20 2014 09:24:14 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 20 2014 09:47:06 PM CST

U.S. Senator Bob Casey

WASHINGTON -

Ahead of the State of the Union address, U.S. senator, Bob Casey, will release a new county by county report highlighting the problem of income inequality in Pennsylvania.

The report will detail income gap and prospects for economic mobility in the state.

The senator is expected to call for focus on the economy.

A message from the senator's office states that in this new year, Congress has the opportunity to raise the minimum wage, extend unemployment insurance and invest in early education.

In a conference call to be held Tuesday Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. the senator will discuss the data and call on Congress to focus on closing the income gap.

To call in and reserve a passcode dial 202-228-0808 or RSVP to john_rizzo@casey.senate.gov or call 202-228-6367