Working & The Economy

Socked by the pandemic, Kenney administration forgoes property reassessments for second year in a...

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the city’s ability to conduct citywide property assessments for tax year 2022, leading officials to delay the reassessment for another year

Major state contractor accused of fleecing workers out of $20M in benefits

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., a State College-based construction firm that frequently repairs roads and bridges for the Commonwealth, faces four counts of theft for allegedly violating state and federal laws that set wages for laborers working on public projects.  

Philly launches next phase of its emergency rental and utility assistance program

“We know that tens of thousands of our city’s tenants and landlords are suffering because of COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to help,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement.

Pa. to distribute 7.9M lbs. of emergency food to food banks | Tuesday Morning...

'While we’re actively getting Pennsylvanians back to work as the pandemic slows, many are still recovering from severe economic stress which has in turn stressed our charitable food system,' a top official said.

Philadelphia’s Gayborhood businesses reflect on life in the new normal

We checked in with some of those Gayborhood spots, and compared to last year, this spring is blossoming.

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans proposes $63 billion plan to bolster housing and stabilize communities

The Philadelphia Democrat's seeks to develop affordable housing, stabilize communities and sustain homeownership.

Biden’s Amtrak bet excites Pa. officials, but much could derail efforts

After President Joe Biden announced his $2 trillion infrastructure plan on Wednesday, it was all aboard the hype train for rail fans across Pennsylvania. The plan, which aims to repair roads, replace every lead pipe,...

Ex-Gov. Rendell on Biden’s infrastructure plan: ‘Doing nothing is not an option’ | Thursday...

Pennsylvania's ex-Deal-Maker-In-Chief sees a way to get to yes with Republicans on Joe Biden's $2T infrastructure plan.

‘A once in a generation investment’: In Pgh., Biden unveils $2T infrastructure package; creating...

Biden pledged to deliver a robust and ambitious program: "People will look back in 50 years and say this is the moment where America won the future," he said.

In Pgh return, Biden to unveil $2T plan to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, move...

Biden will make the announcement in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon, where he launched his 2020 presidential campaign.