Working & The Economy

Higher teacher salaries sound appealing, but can districts afford them long term?

Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal contains a provision that's hard to argue with, at least on the surface: higher salaries for teachers.In his 2019-20 budget, Wolf provides nearly $14 million to bump up salaries...

Payday lenders just scored a win in Washington — will they try again in...

And, as ever, it’s those who are cheering the loudest for him that will end up suffering the most. Let's hope Pa. lawmakers have more sense.

Lawmaker who chaired Liquor Control Committee moves to lobbying role for Pa. brewers

Former Rep. Adam Harris, a Republican who spent 16 years in the General Assembly before retiring last session, has a new job leading outreach for Pennsylvania's beer brewing industry.Harris was chairman of the House...

This Pa. university helps single moms and their kids get out of poverty. The...

In his Tuesday budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf focused on ways to get Pennsylvanians into good-paying jobs, from more investment in early education to revamped workforce programs.He also highlighted the work of Misericordia, a 2,879-student...

In State of the Union, Trump calls for unity – will Pa. lawmakers buy...

By Robin Bravender, Capital-Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in in on the border security fight that...

This is why House Democrats are focusing on economic security for working families |...

By Frank Dermody  Many Americans have become discouraged with today’s politics of personal destruction and the influence of big money in campaigns. They are looking for something different. People want to vote for candidates up...

Democrats are happy with Wolf’s budget proposal — but want to go further

The reaction from Gov. Tom Wolf's own party to his Tuesday budget address?It’s a start.Members of the Democratic minority from both chambers sees Wolf's proposed budget as an uncontroversial kickoff to negotiations they hope...

Regional news outlet, RadioPa, has a new owner in Maryland Media One

Radio PA, a Keystone State broadcast stalwart that faced the prospect of closing up shop in April, has a new owner.Baltimore-based Maryland Media One LLC, which runs the Maryland News Network, says it'll take...

Republican leaders praise Wolf’s proposed workforce initiatives, bristle at spending increases

State Republicans this afternoon had measured praise for Gov. Tom Wolf’s fifth budget proposal, saying that while they support his initiatives to develop Pennsylvania’s workforce, they may oppose proposals to increase overall spending.“I think...

Gov. Tom Wolf wants a higher minimum wage and more money for teachers —...

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise the minimum wage, increase the base salary for teachers, and invest heavily in workforce development.