Working & The Economy

Pa. finished March ahead of projections for tax collections, Revenue Dept. says

Pennsylvanians are buying more. And vice continues to be big business, new state tax collection data indicates.

Promoting trade jobs is front and center in package of Pa. House bills

House Republicans trumpeted the passage of a slew of workforce development bills this week — a top priority for the chamber's leadership and what they hope will be an easy sell to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

Wolf’s claim that $15 minimum wage is justified by a letter from Pa. economists...

With the current labor shortage, employers are paying higher wages and also taking steps to keep their current employees.

Show me the data. Here’s the argument for raising Pa.’s minimum wage | Opinion

Pennsylvania lawmakers can raise the state’s minimum wage and be confident that it will boost workers’ incomes, reduce poverty, and sustain—not undercut—state job growth.

Majority of Pennsylvania voters favor raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour, new...

A majority of Pennsylvania voters strongly or somewhat support Gov. Tom Wolf's call to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour, a new poll from Franklin & Marshall College shows.

Pa. House and Senate Democrats, Gov. Wolf tout bills fighting workplace harassment, discrimination

House and Senate Democrats gathered Tuesday to roll out a package of bills they say would ensure a safe and equitable workplace for all state residents.

House committee votes to eliminate cash assistance for disabled adults, people with addiction

A state House committee voted along party lines Monday to eliminate a cash assistance program for childless adults with disabilities, domestic violence survivors, and people in treatment for addiction.General Assistance was first eliminated by...

Veterans could use military experience to get professional licenses under this Senate proposal

Citing concerns about homelessness and unemployment among veterans, a state Senate panel Monday considered a bill that would let job seekers use military experience to obtain professional licenses.During a meeting of the senate’s Veterans...

House Democratic leaders work a cafeteria shift to build support for minimum wage hike

Wearing hairnets and plastic gloves, Rep. Jordan Harris and Rep. Joanna McClinton of Philadelphia — the Democratic whip and caucus chair, respectively — stocked Coke bottles and filled foam shells with BBQ chicken at the...

How Pennsylvania is trying to keep younger workers in the state

Pennsylvania is getting grayer by the day. This week on the Capital-Star, we’re exploring why young people are staying and leaving the commonwealth — and what the state can do to keep them. Have...