Working & The Economy

Family, cost, and community: What keeps young people in Pennsylvania

On a whole, the state’s population is graying.

One Fair Wage means a better life for millions of working Pennsylvanians |...

It’s time to give hard-working Pennsylvanians their first pay raise in more than 10 years.

When we end the brain drain, we become the Keystone State again | Opinion

It's time for Pennsylvania to think big -- and to make some bold moves.

Consumer rights are worthless without enforcement | Opinion

JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.

Gov. Wolf touts support from academics, economists for $15 minimum wage

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday touted a letter signed by nearly 40 economists and academics in support of his proposal to gradually raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 an hour."This policy would directly lift...

Should parents be allowed to raid retirement funds to pay for their kids’ needs...

At the state and federal level, politicians who want to address pressing issues without spending public dollars are looking to let individuals mortgage part of their own future for the good of their kids.One...

Here’s how York County is working to close the workforce gap | Opinion

We've created “Pathways to Prosperity”, a countywide workforce development plan that will help us reach our goals.

‘Welfare gerrymander’? Why food stamp work requirements are back on the table

When gerrymandering comes up in Pennsylvania, it usually pertains to the drawing of political maps to benefit one party over another.But Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, sees it somewhere else as well.At a Senate Appropriations...

Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion

For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo is running for Bucks County Commissioner

After 24 years in the General Assembly, the southeastern moderate is looking at a career change.