economic-issues

‘Buy American’: In the Lehigh Valley, Biden touts manufacturing, as Senate gets infrastructure deal

BY: - July 28, 2021

“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

BY: - July 28, 2021

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.

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Hoarding billions in stimulus dollars leaves small businesses behind | Opinion

BY: - July 28, 2021

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

BY: - July 26, 2021

'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?

BY: - July 22, 2021

Pa. ranked fifth nationally in the rental aid paid out in June, pushing out more than $45M

COMMENTARY

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today | Opinion

BY: - July 22, 2021

The year 2021 is shaping up to be an interesting year to revisit Scott-Heron’s “Whitey on the Moon.”

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Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion

BY: - July 21, 2021

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.

BY: - July 20, 2021

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.

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As child tax credit checks hit mailboxes, ‘I’m looking forward to having the safety net,’ Pa. mom says | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 15, 2021

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

BY: - July 13, 2021

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.

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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

BY: - July 13, 2021

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

BY: - July 10, 2021

Preston Heldibridle, the group's executive director, said that the organization has seen benefits from its work during Pride month.