Working & The Economy

Republicans, small biz leaders plug tax-cut package

The three bill-package would let small businesses take a $1 million tax deduction for new equipment — matching a new standard passed in the 2017 tax cuts

The Senate’s minimum wage bill isn’t great. But it’s a start | John L....

Democrats and Wolf won a battle on Wednesday. Maybe it wasn't the prettiest in the world. Maybe it wasn't a categorical victory. But it was a win. 

A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s...

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, passed 42-7. Every Democrat and the majority of Republicans supported the bill.

Are we living in the age of woke capitalism? | Fletcher McClellan

After decades of devotion to boosting shareholder value, it is good to know that CEOs are finally recognizing the needs of society.

Top Pa. labor leader expresses disappointment with proposed Wolf minimum wage deal

One of the state’s top labor leaders said Friday that Gov. Tom Wolf was tentatively moving to gradually increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by June 2021.Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania...

State budget agency projects billion-dollar plus deficits in early 2020’s — and that’s without...

Better get used to budget fights.Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog agency is predicting deficits in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually over the next five years — some topping a billion dollars in the early...

Rural Pa.’s immigrant workforce is growing, new study finds

The share of immigrant workforce in rural parts of Pennsylvania has grown by 75 percent between 2000 and 2016, a new study has found.Using 2016 American Communities Survey data, the report by Penn State...

‘Right to Repair’ has hit Pa. Here’s why it could be the next, big...

Through March, about 20 states had considered similar measures, according to published reports.

Study: Philly shoppers bear brunt of soda tax, buy fewer sweetened drinks

Reseachers found that Philadelphia retailers passed on 105 percent of the 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax to consumers, that's driven down sales and consumption.

Opportunity Zones only work if everyone gets the same shot an opportunity | Opinion

A recent conference on our campus gave business leaders a vantage point on two distinct parts of our city. But all of it needs a hand.