Working & The Economy

How paid leave, a tax cut for the rich, and more could get axed from Biden’s social policy bill

BY: and - November 27, 2021

Any changes made in the Senate will mean the bill must return to the House for another vote before it could be signed into law.

Municipalities want to limit carbon emissions. Pa. utilities want to preempt them

BY: - November 26, 2021

Nineteen states have passed legislation banning local governments from regulating utilities within their borders.

Uniontown Salvation Army building connections with locals through programs | Helping the Helpers

BY: - November 25, 2021

'When people are in need, our job is to find out what the need is and what their story is,' Salvation Army Capt. Erin Rischawy said.

In first in-person town hall, Pa.’s Dean touts infrastructure law, Biden’s domestic agenda

BY: - November 23, 2021

'These ... bills remind us of the effective governing that is being done,' the Montgomery County lawmaker said

COMMENTARY

Eating more plants could prevent the next pandemic | Opinion

BY: - November 22, 2021

The solution is both incredibly simple and maddeningly complex: dramatically reduce human use of animals for food.

‘Rent to Own’ companies ordered to deed 285 homes to consumers in Pennsylvania

BY: - November 21, 2021

About three dozen of the homes are located in Allegheny County, which is out of more than 80 that are located in the Pittsburgh metro area.

Homelessness, unemployment remain issues for transgender Philadelphians

BY: - November 21, 2021

'Being unstable in housing makes a lot of things unsustainable,' one community member said. 'Like just remaining employable, not knowing where your next meals are coming from, not even knowing if you’re going to have clean clothes for the next day.'

Progress expected in 2022, but it might take years before Pa. communities see impact of federal infrastructure bill

BY: - November 18, 2021

The president signed the legislation Monday, but the job isn’t even halfway over, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told reporters during a press call Thursday, adding that it’ll take a few years before projects take shape.

Pa. teachers pension fund’s top two officials stepping down next month

BY: - November 18, 2021

Executive Director Glen Grell, and Chief Investment Officer, Jim Grossman will bow out of their formal positions in December, the agency said Thursday.

COMMENTARY

Infrastructure Law: Why high-speed broadband is essential as water & electricity | Opinion

BY: - November 18, 2021

By correcting course, the new law is an important step toward affordable internet for all.

What the $1.2T infrastructure bill could mean for Amtrak expansion in Pa.

BY: - November 16, 2021

The Keystone State could see 15 new train round trips under Amtrak’s 2035 Vision Plan.

COMMENTARY

Why state personal income is up from pre-pandemic levels, despite less aid | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 16, 2021

Adjusted for inflation, personal incomes were up 4.1% in the second quarter of 2021 from the last full quarter before the pandemic, new research shows.