Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package; How Pa. benefits
The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore up the most troubled of those pension funds, covering the cost of retiree benefits for the next 30 years.
Pa.’s Fitzpatrick sides with Dems on Dreamers bill, as immigration debate intensifies
The measures mark the first step towards what advocates for immigration reform hope will be a year or two of substantive action on the issue.
‘We are all in the crossfire’: With gun violence on the rise during the pandemic, one Philadelphia mom is fighting back | Thursday Morning Coffee
“There’s a frustrating sense of normality about murders in our country … the reality is that we are all in the crossfire," an activist said. "The only way to reduce gun violence is to work together."
As Congress starts sprint on COVID relief bill, Pa.’s Casey, Evans push minimum wage hike | Tuesday Morning Coffee
'How can we be the greatest country when our essential workers aren’t being protected?' one worker asks as the Fight for $15 intensifies.
Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans joins call for Biden to commute federal death sentences | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The Philadelphia Democrat is among the signatories of a letter urging President Joe Biden to take 'swift, decisive action,' to halt executions.
Where suburban Philly’s 2020 congressional hopefuls stand on LGBTQ issues, explained
This is your guide to where the 2020 congressional candidates in suburban Philadelphia stand on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community.
Pa. Reps. Perry, Kelly vote ‘no’ to condemn QAnon
Other members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation voted to condemn the conspiracy group.
Ahead of U.S. Senate hearing, Postal Service boss backs off from proposed changes
A Senate oversight panel will hear from the postmaster general on Friday about sweeping policy changes at the U.S. Postal Service that critics fear could jeopardize the fall elections
Pa’s Congressional Dems help roll out expansive police reform plans
House Democratic leaders said they expect to soon hold hearings and a floor vote on the legislation, which they expect to pass the chamber.
With Pa. primary looming amidst COVID and protests, Wolf extends mail-in ballot deadline for 6 counties
Wolf cited COVID-19 concerns and continued protests as his reason for extending that deadline. The polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Pennsylvania’s rescheduled primary election, though a flood of mail-in ballots is expected.
‘People of color want freedom … from infection, freedom from death’: Pa.’s Evans, lawmakers hear
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed communities of color, laying bare the systemic racial disparities across the United States, experts told Pennsylvania lawmakers this week.
Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic
Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Scanlon and the others emphasized the importance of the census and getting an accurate count.