Working & The Economy

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By accelerating opportunities for women, we’re building a stronger and more competitive Pa. | Frances Wolf

BY: - March 20, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf has made creating educational opportunities for women and girls a top priority, First Lady Frances Wolf argues.

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This map explains the depth of America’s affordable housing crisis | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 19, 2019

No state has an adequate supply of homes for its poorest renters, a new report concludes

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Working together, we can Restore Pa. | Tom Wolf

BY: - March 19, 2019

With Restore Pennsylvania, we can position our commonwealth for success.

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Brain Boost: Here’s how Pa. can attract and retain young talent | Opinion

BY: - March 19, 2019

Institutions individually, and legislators collectively, must continually work to keep the costs of public and private education affordable in Pennsylvania.

Republicans on Pa. House committee advance bill to make sure new public hires know post-Janus rules

BY: - March 18, 2019

Pa. House Republicans are trying to enshrine some provisions of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in state law.

Family, cost, and community: What keeps young people in Pennsylvania

BY: - March 18, 2019

On a whole, the state’s population is graying.

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

BY: - March 18, 2019

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

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

BY: - March 18, 2019

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

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Consumer rights are worthless without enforcement | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2019

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

BY: - March 14, 2019

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 the wages of nearly 1.5 million workers when fully implemented,” the letter, spearheaded by the left-leaning Keystone Research Center, said. […]

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

BY: - March 11, 2019

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 of Pennsylvania’s few remaining moderate southeast Republicans and an arch-conservative former U.S. senator are both pushing plans that would let […]

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

BY: - March 11, 2019

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