Working & The Economy

Dems stage walkout of House hearing on bills tightening public sector labor laws

BY: - November 15, 2021

'This committee should be talking about ways to strengthen our workforce and getting people back to work,' Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne said.

States, cities face deadline for proving how quickly they’ve helped renters in crisis

BY: - November 14, 2021

The process for sorting out which states and cities may receive more federal rental aid money and which may see reductions begins Monday.

In Philadelphia, storefront art exhibition uplifts Black- and brown-owned businesses

BY: - November 13, 2021

'I love this project so much because it really demonstrates what Philly does best — that’s turning loss into inspiration and empty space into opportunity,' a local leader said.

W.Pa. municipalities sue state to block PennDOT bridge tolling plan

BY: - November 11, 2021

Three municipalities in Pittsburgh’s southern suburbs are suing PennDOT over a $2B plan to pay for the replacement of nine bridges with future toll revenue.

COMMENTARY

The federal poverty line doesn’t really capture Americans’ financial struggles | Opinion

BY: - November 11, 2021

Low-wage jobs in the 21st century are not only the lowest rung on a career ladder, they are often the only rung.

‘A generational investment’: Pa’s Congressional Dems tout infrastructure bill’s benefits back home

BY: - November 10, 2021

'We have had infrastructure week after infrastructure week. And I am proud to say that we have delivered,' U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, said.

‘I wanted to better myself’: Philly DA’s resource program offering a path away from violence goes mobile

BY: - November 9, 2021

The One-Stop Job and Resource Hub offers Philadelphians the access to jobs they otherwise would not have.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick’s ‘yes’ on infrastructure is the least of the GOP’s problems | Monday Coffee

BY: - November 8, 2021

Republicans used to believe fixing roads and building bridges was a core function of government. Not any more.

Fall Back: It’s curtains for Daylight Saving Time | The Numbers Racket

BY: - November 8, 2021

Spring forward, fall back, the old adage reminds us. Daylight Saving Time is upon us again. 

COMMENTARY

How deregulation and free-market capitalism hobbled the U.S. pandemic response | Opinion

BY: - November 7, 2021

In an era where emergent viruses are an increasing threat to health and welfare, the individualism of neoliberal policies is not enough. While neoliberalism can be good for an economy, it’s not so good for health.

U.S. House sends $1.2T infrastructure bill to Biden for his signature

BY: , and - November 6, 2021

All nine Democratic members of Pennsylvania's Capitol Hill delegation voted in favor, joined by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District.

Wine & Spirits customers encouraged to ‘shop early’ for the holiday season

BY: - November 4, 2021

As the holiday season approaches – the busiest months for wine and spirits producers and sellers – industry experts and Pennsylvania’s state store system are urging consumers not to wait on buying  their beverages of choice.  From increased demand for aged spirits, a shortage of glass bottles, and shipping issues, state and federal industry experts […]