Working & The Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is proof that we need to pay Pennsylvanians a living wage...

A Democratic lawmaker from Philadelphia wants to give every Pa. municipality the freedom to self-determine its minimum wage needs.

A summer without church picnics? How COVID-19 is taking its toll on a NEPA...

SCRANTON, Pa. -- The potato pancakes and hamburgers sizzle on the grill. Volunteers douse pierogis in butter, fry pizza fritta and bake haluski.Parish picnics, carnivals and festivals provide the sounds and smells of summer...

Pa.’s 2020 budget could be up to $1.8 billion short because of COVID-19 business...

Pennsylvania could lose as much as $4 billion in tax revenues over the next 15 months due to the coronavirus-related economic shutdowns.

Pa.’s Casey, 18 senators call for funding to support local journalism in next pandemic...

Congress is already mulling a fourth package, and Democrats on Capitol Hill have already begin to signal their priorities. 

COVID-19 in Pa.: Wolf, lawmakers struggle for common ground on pandemic relief

In a day of fiery rhetoric, the Pennsylvania General Assembly advanced a second wave of legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 in Pa.: State lawmakers must expand broadband access for all | Opinion

When “normal” legislative work is resumed, the Pennsylvania State Grange urges lawmakers to make high-speed access to broadband an urgent priority.

SEPTA to get $643M from COVID-19 federal bailout fund

SEPTA will use the bailout funds to make up for lost revenue from a severe drop in ridership and the anticipated shortfalls in state grants.

The wrong kind of blue wave | Editorial Cartoon

Unemployment claims in Pennsylvania have surged to historic levels amid the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening to overwhelm the state.

Pa. will stop paying 9k non-essential state workers

Workers will be allowed apply for unemployment. The state will continue to provide health and life insurance benefits, according to published reports.

1 million and counting? Pennsylvanians flood state with unemployment claims

As of Friday, 1,017,101 workers — about 15 percent of Pennsylvania’s labor force — are now seeking the state’s jobless benefits