Working & The Economy

Pa. House fails to override Wolf’s reopening veto

The override only garnered 115 votes — every Republican, as well as six conservative Democratsfrom the western and northeast parts of the state.

Philly Urban League throws lifeline to city families facing foreclosure, eviction

The nonprofit has $50,000 to give away to "the most vulnerable," Andrea Custis, president and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia, said in a statement.
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Wolf needs to give shuttered Pa. businesses a fair hearing | Opinion

Now is the time to change course, be receptive to better ideas and implement a plan that gets the commonwealth safely back to work, before it is too late.

House passes restaurant reopening with bipartisan support; Wolf says he’ll okay take out mixed...

The bills passed with wide bipartisan support, but neither reached the two-thirds majority needed to overcome a veto by Gov. Tom Wolf.

SNAP recipients in Pa. will soon be able to have groceries delivered

The state is still finalizing a timeline to roll out the program, after receiving word late Monday that federal regulators accepted Pa.'s application.

COVID-19 outbreak in Pa.: What’s open and what’s closed

This story will be updated with the latest COVID-related re-openings. Last update: Wednesday, June 10, 2020.Updated: With all 67 Pennsylvania counties now fully, or partially, reopened, the Wolf administration has issued updated guidance for...

Incomplete review by Pa. teachers’ pension fund finds $160k in travel spending

The review was initiated by Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System’s board last March following the Capital-Star’s reporting.

From plumbers to pet groomers, Wolf discloses list of businesses denied waivers to open

Six days after releasing a list of Pennsylvania businesses approved to operate during COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has released another round of business that applied to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zoom to open R&D outpost in Pittsburgh

The videoconferencing behemoth is looking for space in Pittsburgh near Carnegie Mellon University. 

Bike-share program to help deliver free cribs in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced last month that it would offer free Pack n’ Play cribs so babies have a safe place to sleep.