Working & The Economy

State rental assistance program fix moves forward with bipartisan backing

In a rare show of bipartisanship amid election year and pandemic-driven rancor, a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s troubled rental assistance program has moved forward in the Legislature.“It’s a good bill for the landlord, it’s...

Advocates call for emergency, low-income fare program for Allegheny Co.’s public transit riders

Advocates say that such a a break in fares would boost bus ridership by 9 percent, or 1.2 million more trips a year.

Pgh. Rep. Frankel wants Allegheny County to make it easier for businesses to build...

Right now, businesses have to seek a variance to build a gender-neutral restroom. One Pa. lawmaker wants the county to change its rules.

In Scranton, despite pandemic, annual Fringe Festival lets art find a way

Fringe Under Glass, the replacement for the COVID-19 preempted Fringe Festival, runs from Sept. 25-27. Expect some changes.

Philly biz leaders release plan to uplift Black, Brown-owned businesses

Chris Gheysens, president and CEO of Wawa, said the group, the Philadelphia Regional Recharge and Recovery  Task Force, is focusing on the long-term.

DePasquale tours Harrisburg businesses facing down pandemic economic woes

To Anya Lumpkin-Queen, COVID-19 isn’t the only disease spreading like wildfire across the United States. Lumpkin-Queen, who co-owns Queen’s BBQ in Harrisburg, and her husband Titus Queen, also see a virus of rancor and anger...

Oxfam ranked the best states for workers during COVID-19. How did Pa. do? |...

Oxfam ranked all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, on worker protections, health care and unemployment policies.

Candidates, constituents of rural Pa. call for ‘their own Bill of Rights’

Several of the candidates said that residents of rural Pennsylvania don’t feel “heard” in Harrisburg.

Head of Philly’s African American Museum to step down after eight years

After eight years of leading the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Patricia Wilson Aden is stepping down as president and CEO.

The Legislature’s silence on a minimum wage hike when so many are in need...

The Pa. House Labor & Industry Committee must hold a vote on a bill allowing municipalities to set their minimum wages above the state level.