Working & The Economy

‘There is irreparable harm’: Pa. Supreme Court considers temporarily restoring cash assistance for poor...

The program, known as General Assistance, ended on Aug. 1 after the General Assembly voted to eliminate it as part of the summer budget process.

The number of disabled people who live at state-run centers has dwindled. That doesn’t...

Why is closing state centers for the disabled controversial? Funding is tight, change is scary, and many are not happy with the process.

Wolf will allow bill that expands federal immigration work checks to become law

The Democratic governor called it a "a legitimate attempt to protect the legitimate rights of workers."

Pennsylvanians with minor cannabis convictions can apply for an expedited pardon

The announcement comes less than a week after Wolf said for the first time he backs legalizing cannabis for recreational adult use.

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.