Working & The Economy

These are the most — and least — prosperous places to live in Pennsylvania...

It's been about ten years since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009. And by most measures, America's economy is humming along at a pretty good clip.But, as recent research by the Hamilton Project at the...

Is Congress about to make child care more affordable? 5 questions answered | Analysis

Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.

February revenues slightly below expectations for PA

Pennsylvania collected $2 billion in tax revenues in February, or just a tenth of a percent less than expected.Tax revenue, compared to last year, is up $1.1 billion on 2018 — or 5.7 percent...

Top Pa. Senate Dem launches anti-poverty bills. Is this the AOC effect in Harrisburg?...

A Philadelphia Democrat wants his colleagues to be required to consider the impact of their policies on the poorest Pennsylvanians,

It’s not just Republicans talking about cutting regulations in Harrisburg

(*This story was updated to reflect that the bill language while modeled after Virginia, does not have a set percentage of regulations to cut yet. It was also updated with comment from the the...

Cash assistance for disabled adults is back. One Republican says the House won’t fund...

Before members of the House Appropriations Committee could ask questions of the state's Human Services secretary Thursday, Rep. Stan Saylor wanted to get something off his chest.About that recently revived cash assistance program? The...

Pennsylvania is a pretty good place to raise a baby, new report finds

Pennsylvania is making progress at encouraging strong families, and becoming a state where infants and toddlers can grow up in good health and encounter positive early learning experiences, a new report has found.The Keystone State...

House lawmakers still have questions about Pennsylvania’s Amazon incentives package

Pennsylvania didn't land Amazon's much-coveted second headquarters, but lawmakers still have questions about the $4.5 billion incentive deal state officials put together.Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin faced questions from Rep....

The Pa., Pittsburgh & Philly jobs picture: Losing ground | Opinion

A conservative scholar takes a look at 10-year job changes across the state and in the Philly and Pittsburgh regions.

State gambling oversight agency sees revenue potential in online sports bets

Allowing Pennsylvanians to place sports bets online could mean increased revenue for the state, a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board official told lawmakers Wednesday."The information we’re receiving is that the online component is popular and...