COVID-19

Philly’s budget hole grows to $749M as officials scramble to approve city’s new spending...

$100 million more than the revised spending plan Mayor Jim Kenney put out after the COVID-19 pandemic cratered the economy.

Bucknell expert: COVID-19 pandemic could mark a lasting change on the way we work

Sixty percent of respondents to a new poll said they think COVID-19 has actually changed the way Americans work for the better.

W. Pa. Rep. Metcalfe files impeachment articles to ‘remove dictator Wolf’ over pandemic response

Carrying through on a threat he made last month, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, has filed formal articles of impeachment against Gov. Tom Wolf for his management of the statewide COVID-19 emergency."While these are...

Pa. is facing a wave of evictions. Two state House lawmakers have a plan...

Eviction protections will end on July 10. The only policy question worth asking is how to make it hurt less for far too many.

Another look at CARES Act spending in Pa.: How health and social programs...

This week we look at CARES Act funding be distributed to the Department of Health, Human Services, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, property tax relief and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

The pandemic put the focus on racial health disparities. The protests can keep it...

The marches give us a chance to address other inequities in our society and how these disparities impact the lives of the people of our commonwealth.

Report: Wolf asks Pa. Supreme Court to uphold COVID emergency order

The York County Democrat and Republicans who control the General Assembly have spent months fighting over the legitimacy of Wolf's order, which closed down businesses and kept people confined to their homes as the state tried to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eight more Pa. counties, including Dauphin Co., will go green on June 19, Wolf...

The green phase means some restrictions stay in place, but others are eased. For example, large group gatherings can include up to 250 people.

Embraced heavily during COVID-19, is telemedicine here to stay?

with a recently vetoed telemedicine bill, and still no regulation or guidelines governing the practice across the state, advocates of telemedicine say they are worried growth will be limited. 

Wolf, Senate Republicans headed to state court in fight over COVID-19 emergency order repeal

(*This story was updated at 3:57 p.m. on 6/10/20 to include new material from Pa. Senate Republicans)Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that the Republican-led Legislature doesn’t have the authority to end the state’s pandemic...