Working & The Economy

Tanqueray and chronic? Pa. House Democrat wants to sell legal cannabis in state liquor...

At a Capitol news conference Wednesday, the lawmaker suggested property tax relief, school funding, or social justice causes as possible beneficiaries of the roughly $581 million expected windfall.

Week-long celebration offers resources for minority-owned businesses

MED Week, which runs Oct. 7-11, will feature more than 35 events around Philadelphia, including educational workshops, panel discussions and coaching.

A Black-owned firm will help transform part of Philly’s Avenue of the Arts

Officials are on track to sell a clinic for low-income residents to a developer determined to add a new tower to the city's skyline.

Trump’s labor board won’t stop Pitt grad students’ union push

The proposed rule, published on Sept. 23, would prevent graduate students at private universities from being covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

Meet the new president of the Pa./N.J./Del. African-American Chamber of Commerce

Entrepreneur Donovan Sterling West, 44, has been picked to lead the multi-state economic development agency.

Census data: Fewer African Americans in Philly are living in poverty

The number of African Americans facing poverty in Philly was approximately 199,654 in 2016. It dropped by about 10,000 people to 189,534 in 2018.

Philly councilman rolls out plan to give city’s poorest residents a break on wage...

Mayor Jim Kenney’s office has not reviewed Domb’s proposal but indicated that it would be open to discussions around the legislation.

The House GOP wants to ‘Energize PA.’ Environmentalists say ‘no thanks’

Moderate Republicans in the state House have put the brakes on a top priority for Speaker Mike Turzai — a plan encouraging natural gas development in Pennsylvania.

Immigrant advocate to Wolf: Veto bill that expands E-Verify to all Pa. construction workers

The legislation was backed by the state's building trade unions, who see it as a way to target unscrupulous contractors who hire undocumented workers for lower pay and in worse working conditions.

A booming Philly still can’t hide the city’s homelessness problem | John N. Mitchell

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- I witnessed something in the last week that really took me aback; something that I should not be surprised to see, considering the times we live in and where...