‘Buy American’: In the Lehigh Valley, Biden touts manufacturing, as Senate gets infrastructure deal
“We brought this economy back from the brink, put checks in people’s pockets, shots in people’s arms, [gave] tax cuts for people with children,” Biden said.
Feds send $7.5B in grants, incl. $229M in Pa., to arts venues hit by pandemic | Wednesday Coffee
The U.S. Small Business Administration sent the aid to help more than 10K arts and cultural businesses, venues, and nonprofits get back on track.
Hoarding billions in stimulus dollars leaves small businesses behind | Opinion
If you ask the men and women struggling to keep the doors of their family business open, they’ll tell you they’re weathering the worst storm they’ve ever seen – and they need help now.
In Lancaster, Wolf touts COVID relief to Pa.’s bars, restaurants
'Pennsylvania has made significant progress rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, but our hospitality industry still needs support,' Wolf said.
Federal data shows states still lag in getting aid to struggling renters. How is Pa. doing?
Pa. ranked fifth nationally in the rental aid paid out in June, pushing out more than $45M
Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today | Opinion
The year 2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year to revisit Scott-Heron’s “Whitey on the Moon.”
Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion
If quality child care is unaffordable, unavailable, or unreliable, parents can’t take the jobs that employers are desperate to fill.
‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights protest in D.C.
U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 100 women for civil disobedience at the march outside the U.S. Supreme Court's ornate building on Capitol Hill on Monday, 7/19/21.
As child tax credit checks hit mailboxes, ‘I’m looking forward to having the safety net,’ Pa. mom says | Thursday Morning Coffee
About 2.3 million children statewide are expected to benefit from the $250-$300 monthly payments authorized by the American Rescue Plan.
Philly Navy Yard redevelopment: Black-owned firm, partner pledge $1B toward diversity, equity, inclusion
The developers expect to break ground on the project’s first building in the fourth quarter of this year. Mayor Jim Kenney said the project will help spur equitable growth in the city.
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964. But the U.S. hasn’t changed how it measures who’s poor since LBJ began his war | Opinion
If the U.S. ever hopes to finally win the war LBJ began in 1964, the poor need to be seen in order for the government to lift them out of poverty.
Pa. Youth Congress hits Keystone State corporations for lack of LGBTQ support
Preston Heldibridle, the group's executive director, said that the organization has seen benefits from its work during Pride month.