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Advocates for poor Pennsylvanians sue over elimination of cash assistance program

Community Legal Services and Disability Rights Pennsylvania are seeking preliminary injunction to prevent the program from ending Aug. 1, as currently scheduled.

State programs offer a ‘lifeline’ to those who need it most, HHS boss Miller...

Not everyone is benefiting from Donald Trump's economy. The question is whether progressives will be able to effectively communicate that to voters in 2020. There's still time - but the message needs to get louder, fast.

Wolf pitches $4.5 billion infrastructure plan as way to expand broadband access in Pa.

It could cost as much as much as $715 million to bring high-speed broadband to every house in the state, according to Wolf’s office.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick votes with Dems — again — this time for $15-an-hour minimum wage

Democrats on Capitol Hill are hoping the bill will give voters a glimpse of what’s possible if they elect a Democrat to the White House in 2020.

Can Pittsburgh International Airport afford a new terminal? | Opinion

This debt will almost certainly not be affordable with only the funds from non-operating revenues

Millions of additional dollars will flow into affordable housing projects as part of Pa.’s...

Lawmakers increased a cap on dollars that can be transferred into the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE) from $25 million to $40 million a year.

The U.S. economy is booming. These three charts explain who’s benefiting from it most...

A well-performing economy should be one where most families take two steps forward during expansions and one step back during recessions. But that’s not America’s reality today.

A year after ‘Janus,’ the Pa. labor movement is as strong as ever |...

Workers, organizers, and members are flexing their power through a reinvigorated movement winning in traditional and non-traditional ways. One year out from the decision, Pennsylvania workers represent the best in the fight for economic justice.
Pat Albright repurposes a sign to protest the elimination of General Assistance. (Photo by Sarah Anne Hughes)

Cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians will be eliminated, as Wolf says he will sign...

The legislation was amended by House Republicans during the budget process to also reauthorize and expand a key Philadelphia hospital assessment that delivers millions in revenue and expires June 30.