A ‘disaster’ nears: Millions of federal workers’ paychecks would be on hold in a shutdown

BY: - September 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 3.5 million federal employees and military personnel — many in the Washington, D.C., area but also scattered across the states and around the globe — are bracing for another partial government shutdown, as U.S. House Republicans struggle to produce a short-term plan to fund the government past the end of the […]

Gov. Shapiro executive order directs $400 million to infrastructure workforce training

BY: - July 31, 2023

Organizations doing infrastructure work funded by the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or Inflation Reduction Act,  like road and bridge repair, expanding high-speed internet access, and replacing lead pipes, will be eligible for the new program.

Pa. Rep. Dwight Evans earmarks more than $23M for Philly community projects

BY: - April 24, 2023

'Philadelphia’s great need for affordable housing continues to be a top priority for me,' the Democratic lawmaker said.

Pa. House panel approves funding scheme to pay for cleaning up abandoned wells

BY: - June 7, 2022

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee reported out a pair of bills that would establish a scheme to close hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells using federal money.


Congress can’t do much about fixing local police. But it can tie strings to federal grants | Opinion

BY: - June 2, 2021

The federal government’s primary tool for influencing American policing is its spending power. But states and localities have to want to cooperate.

Federal coronavirus aid posed barriers to rural small businesses, lawmakers hear

BY: - May 21, 2020

Rural small businesses have largely missed out on federal coronavirus assistance and many may not survive without another round of aid tailored to small-town and agricultural enterprises, members of a U.S. House small business subcommittee heard Wednesday.

Rural and poor states depend on the Census the most, new report shows

BY: - February 11, 2020

West Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky rely the most on census population counts for federal funding, according to a George Washington University study released Monday.

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more

BY: - January 15, 2020

Through the U.S. Census count, Pennsylvania receives $26.8 billion annually for federally funded programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That amounts to about $2,000 per-Pennsylvanian, per-year.