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