Working & The Economy

Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. | Teresa Miller

In Pennsylvania, the constitutional amendment questions on the ballot this May could put all of this money for food, and all of the families who rely on it, at risk.

Some Black Pgh leaders disagree that Black people are only leaving city by choice

Since 2014, the city of Pittsburgh has lost more than 7,000 of its Black residents. Most of those Black people are leaving for suburbs within the Pittsburgh metro area.

Here’s what your tax dollar buys you in every state. How does Pa. stack...

While filing may not be due yet, WalletHub, a personal finance website, broke down the best and worst taxpayer return on investment (ROI) across each state in its latest report. 

New research highlights how the pandemic is hurting LGBTQ Pennsylvanians | Analysis

By Victoria A. Brownworth (Editor’s note: Some names in this story have been changed by the Philadelphia Gay News to protect privacy.) PHILADELPHIA -- Marc Cruz was a server. Eliot Davis worked in retail. Cherie Williams...

Pa. unemployment system to undergo long sought upgrade in June, though concerns linger

The department is already training hundreds of new customer service staff and interviewers to help claimants with their benefits.

Socked by the pandemic, Kenney administration forgoes property reassessments for second year in a...

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the city’s ability to conduct citywide property assessments for tax year 2022, leading officials to delay the reassessment for another year

Major state contractor accused of fleecing workers out of $20M in benefits

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., a State College-based construction firm that frequently repairs roads and bridges for the Commonwealth, faces four counts of theft for allegedly violating state and federal laws that set wages for laborers working on public projects.  

Philly launches next phase of its emergency rental and utility assistance program

“We know that tens of thousands of our city’s tenants and landlords are suffering because of COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to help,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.

Pa. to distribute 7.9M lbs. of emergency food to food banks | Tuesday Morning...

'While we’re actively getting Pennsylvanians back to work as the pandemic slows, many are still recovering from severe economic stress which has in turn stressed our charitable food system,' a top official said.

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood businesses reflect on life in the new normal

We checked in with some of those Gayborhood spots, and compared to last year, this spring is blossoming.