Working & The Economy

Hbg biz group launches push to help Black-owned businesses | Friday Morning Coffee

Pennsylvania's Capital City is rich with Black-owned businesses. Here's your chance to help them survive and thrive.

Struggling Pa. families need more support; Lawmakers, Wolf need to boost TANF payments | Opinion

Benefits have not increased since 1990, even though the cost of living has more than doubled since then.  

Pgh mayoral candidate Ed Gainey joins calls for city to enact an eviction moratorium

Gainey, who is a co-sponsor of a bill in the state House that would establish a statewide eviction moratorium, agrees that Pittsburgh can take immediate action by amending its emergency declaration.

Study: Kinship care plays key role in Pa.’s child welfare system | Thursday Morning...

Children placed with family members when parents can't care for them do better in school and preserve community connections, a new report concludes.

We must work to end LGBTQ economic discrimination | Mark Segal

It's hard enough to open a new business these days. It's even harder if you're part of the LGBTQ community. That needs to change.

New Pa. law provides free photo ID to people experiencing homelessness | Tuesday Morning...

A lack of funds is one of the biggest barriers to getting an ID. A new law seeks to remove it.

REPORT: Pa.’s Infrastructure gets a C- | The Numbers Racket

The report, done every four years by ASCE, gave the Keystone State an overall grade of C- for reasons that include aging drinking water mainlines, bridges and roadways in poor condition and sewer and wastewater ways in desperate need of repair. 

A tax on digital ad sales won’t solve all of Pa.’s budget problems. But...

If Harrisburg implemented such a measure, it could raise nearly $500 million, and would likely grow each year with the continued growth of online advertising.

No internet, no vaccine: How lack of internet access has limited vaccine availability for...

To address the internet gap, we believe that policymakers must identify lack of internet access as a barrier and protect against its effects.

That tidal wave of evictions hasn’t hit yet. State, local efforts are making the...

Renters are falling through the loopholes in eviction bans, according to a published report.