Working & The Economy

‘We’ve given up a lot’: Wolf says laying out plan for May 8 gradual...

Speaking to journalists Monday, Wolf said his administration will use an “evidence-based,” region by region to approach the reopening.

March unemployment data shows COVID-19 impact in Pa. | The Numbers Racket

The department’s data noted March numbers don’t show the entire picture since COVID-related closures did not affect the week from March 8 - 14.

Pa. started enforcing its mask rules on Sunday: Here’s what businesses, consumers need to...

On Sunday night, the state Department of Health started enforcing its order requiring employees and customers of life-sustaining businesses statewide to wear masks.

Wolf outlines plan to reopen Pa., but doesn’t say when that will happen

The plan calls for regional re-openings based on modeling and data, with no definite timeline in place. Wolf also did not clarify the metrics he would use.

Are Pa. booze regulators mulling a post-lockdown price hike? Liquor lobby protests | Friday...

You know that booze you can't buy online now? It might get more expensive by August. And two industry groups want the state to tap the brakes.

We have to ensure Pa.’s most vulnerable have access to food during COVID-19 |...

Pennsylvania has to join a pilot program of the United States Department of Agriculture that would allow for online purchases using SNAP benefits.

As Republicans push business reopenings, workers wonder what’s in store for them

If the state lifts business closings, some Pennsylvanians believe going to work in such conditions would be a “death sentence.

Crunching the numbers behind Erie’s competing higher education plans | Fact Check

ERIE, Pa. -- When one of the state’s most powerful Republican state lawmakers voiced his concerns regarding the numbers in Erie County’s community college plan, the Capital-Star did an analysis and discovered several typographical...

COVID-19 in Pa.: At a time of crisis, protecting workers is All-American | Opinion

All American workers deserve paid maternity and paternity leave, paid sick and vacation leave, and guaranteed access to affordable healthcare.

State Senate sends Wolf bill aimed at reopening Pa. businesses; Guv signals veto

The legislation lifts its business criteria from an advisory issued last month by an agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Republican-controlled House passed it Tuesday.