Working & The Economy

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PennDOT paving crews (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania photo)

From dump trucks to de-icers, Pa. is auctioning off heavy equipment | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 16, 2022

The online-only auction of PennDOT equipment starts June 20 and runs to July 5

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This budget we have the chance to move Pa. forward. We can’t miss it | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2022

Republican austerity is literally killing Pennsylvanians and leaving our young people in debt.

Transit agencies, including SEPTA, dangle discounts and perks to woo riders | Analysis

BY: - June 14, 2022

Part of the problem is that millions of Americans have transitioned to telework; they may be commuting fewer days or not at all.

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This Pa. Senate bill will shortchange app-based workers. We can’t let that happen | Opinion

BY: - June 9, 2022

Corporations built their businesses on the backs of app-based workers who risked their lives during the pandemic.

Advocates for $15-an-hour federal minimum wage press Biden for a meeting

BY: - June 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign is urging President Joe Biden to meet with low-income workers before the organization’s march on Washington, D.C. on June 18 to advocate for a $15 federal minimum wage. “What we cannot do is be silent anymore,” Rev. William Barber II, the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said during a […]

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A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Democrats need to become anti-monopolists again | Opinion

BY: - June 6, 2022

We cannot address our economic, societal dysfunction without fighting back at the corporate overlords who have hijacked our democracy.

COMMENTARY

Lawmakers, Wolf can’t kick the can down the road this budget season | Ray E. Landis

BY: - June 5, 2022

The General Assembly has chosen to use this influx of federal dollars as a slush fund to avoid making the hard choices of raising revenues or cutting state programs.

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Saving for a rainy day makes good fiscal sense | Stacy Garrity

BY: - June 5, 2022

Being responsible isn’t flashy, and it rarely grabs headlines. But we know exactly what lies ahead.

Philly’s North Broad Street project offers a new view of corridor

BY: - June 4, 2022

This summer, Philadelphians will be able to experience a renaissance of augmented reality along North Broad Street.

Passenger and freight rail projects in 32 states, including Pa., get millions from U.S. DOT

BY: - June 2, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. government is doling out millions of dollars to railroad projects throughout the country in hopes of improving supply chains and passenger rail service. The announcement by the Biden administration of $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements will go to more than 46 projects designed to improve safety and […]

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Young Asian mother feeding baby girl with bottle on sofa. Feeding expressing milk.

Wolf admin touts $1.75M grant to Berks Co. baby formula maker | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 2, 2022

The money will allow ByHeart to complete a canning line and dry blend area at its new facility in Reading.

Philly Chambers, minority firms call for business and wage tax cuts

BY: - June 1, 2022

The cuts will allow city businesses to grow, hire, and give workers a reduction in their taxes, one city business leader said.