Dems stage walkout of House hearing on bills tightening public sector labor laws

BY: - November 15, 2021

'This committee should be talking about ways to strengthen our workforce and getting people back to work,' Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne said.

Starting July 18, Pa. unemployed must prove work search to receive jobless benefits

BY: - May 24, 2021

Unemployment recipients must begin applying for jobs the week of July 11 to show they’ve met the requirement for the week of July 18.


The return of work requirements: The GOP gets its Herbert Hoover on | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 12, 2021

Can we just declare the blue collar charade over, already?

Work search requirements, digital hearings advance as lawmakers tinker with Pa. unemployment

BY: - May 11, 2021

The House Labor and Industry Committee did not advance legislation addressing the pandemic’s impact on unemployment from late March 2020 until January 2021, according to legislative records. But since the new year, the committee has advanced three bills. 

Pa. Lawmaker: It’s not government’s responsibility to ‘try to keep us safe’

BY: - August 12, 2020

(*This story was updated at 6:33 p.m on 8/12/20 with additional comment) A Republican lawmaker called for Americans to exhibit “personal responsibility” to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while arguing it is the job of private businesses and individuals, not lawmakers and public servants, to implement health policy. The remarks, by Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks, came […]

Undeterred by Wolf’s deadline, House GOP weighs a path forward for minimum wage hike

BY: - December 18, 2019

A House Republican who’s key to the approval of the state’s first minimum wage hike in more than a decade isn’t saying no to that hike -- but he isn’t saying yes either.