Active duty Pa National Guard pay increased

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Legislation to give active duty members of the Pennsylvania National Guard a pay raise has been signed into law. Under the new law, the minimum state active duty pay for Pennsylvania National Guard members will rise from $75 to $100 per day.

The increase benefits Pennsylvania’s lower-ranking enlisted personnel, who are earning a lower base pay due to having less time and grade in the military. It would make the Commonwealth comparable to neighboring states, which have already honored their state active duty National Guard with an increase.

The increase, which received unanimous support from the General Assembly, was effective with the signing of the bill on July 1.