Working & The Economy

It’s not just Republicans talking about cutting regulations in Harrisburg

(*This story was updated to reflect that the bill language while modeled after Virginia, does not have a set percentage of regulations to cut yet. It was also updated with comment from the the...

Cash assistance for disabled adults is back. One Republican says the House won’t fund...

Before members of the House Appropriations Committee could ask questions of the state's Human Services secretary Thursday, Rep. Stan Saylor wanted to get something off his chest.About that recently revived cash assistance program? The...

Pennsylvania is a pretty good place to raise a baby, new report finds

Pennsylvania is making progress at encouraging strong families, and becoming a state where infants and toddlers can grow up in good health and encounter positive early learning experiences, a new report has found.The Keystone State...

House lawmakers still have questions about Pennsylvania’s Amazon incentives package

Pennsylvania didn't land Amazon's much-coveted second headquarters, but lawmakers still have questions about the $4.5 billion incentive deal state officials put together.Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin faced questions from Rep....

The Pa., Pittsburgh & Philly jobs picture: Losing ground | Opinion

A conservative scholar takes a look at 10-year job changes across the state and in the Philly and Pittsburgh regions.

State gambling oversight agency sees revenue potential in online sports bets

Allowing Pennsylvanians to place sports bets online could mean increased revenue for the state, a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board official told lawmakers Wednesday."The information we’re receiving is that the online component is popular and...

Pennsylvania has one of the best welfare-to-work education programs in the country. Could it...

Lisa Ortiz’s new life began the day her old one almost ended.After her partner beat her nearly to death, Ortiz lost her job with the Reading School District. She and her two young children...

The soaring cost of U.S. child care, in 5 charts | Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.

Wolf “welcomes discussion” with Legislature on his minimum wage hike

The state's minimum, which is the same as the federal minimum, has not been raised since 2009.

A $15 minimum wage in Pennsylvania? That’s a non-starter, says top Pa. Senate Republican

A proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage may be getting more traction this year, but a top Republican state senator said Monday it will suffer a predictable fate if Gov. Tom Wolf doesn’t accept...