Working & The Economy

One Fair Wage means a better life for millions of working Pennsylvanians |...

It’s time to give hard-working Pennsylvanians their first pay raise in more than 10 years.

When we end the brain drain, we become the Keystone State again | Opinion

It's time for Pennsylvania to think big -- and to make some bold moves.

Consumer rights are worthless without enforcement | Opinion

JFK pushed consumer rights to the top of the national agenda in 1962, leading to a raft of new laws offering new protections. But without enforcement, such rights are meaningless.

Gov. Wolf touts support from academics, economists for $15 minimum wage

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday touted a letter signed by nearly 40 economists and academics in support of his proposal to gradually raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $15 an hour. "This policy would directly lift...

Should parents be allowed to raid retirement funds to pay for their kids’ needs...

At the state and federal level, politicians who want to address pressing issues without spending public dollars are looking to let individuals mortgage part of their own future for the good of their kids. One...

Here’s how York County is working to close the workforce gap | Opinion

We've created “Pathways to Prosperity”, a countywide workforce development plan that will help us reach our goals.

‘Welfare gerrymander’? Why food stamp work requirements are back on the table

As part of sweeping changes to the welfare system in the '90s, President Bill Clinton and Congress put a work requirement on food stamps for so-called able-bodied adults who don't have children.

Raise the minimum wage? For Pa., there’s no time like the present | Opinion

For every analysis that connects higher minimum wages to unemployment, others show little or no overall job impact.

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo is running for Bucks County Commissioner

After 24 years in the General Assembly, the southeastern moderate is looking at a career change.

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...