Economy


Berks Country Pharmacann makes medical marijuana products. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images)
PA Blunt About Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Three Bills Introduced in 2021 Haven’t Been Passed

The majority-GOP state Legislature has not advanced any of the bills that would legalize recreational marijuana, even though studies show most Pennsylvanians support it.

Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republicans Have Billions to Help Pennsylvanians Impacted By the Pandemic. So Why Aren’t They Helping?

Republicans Have Billions to Help Pennsylvanians Impacted By the Pandemic. So Why Aren’t They Helping?

FILE - Students walk on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., Oct. 21, 2020. The Biden administration on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, extended a student loan moratorium that has allowed millions of Americans to put off debt payments during the pandemic. Under the action, payments on federal student loans will remain paused through May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Biden Administration Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments Through May 1

Payments on federal student loans will remain paused, interest rates will remain at 0%, and debt collection efforts will be suspended.

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Here’s How the Child Tax Credit Helped Pennsylvania Families Deal With Inflation

The final monthly payment of the child tax credit arrived last week—families will get another six months’ worth when they file their taxes in 2022—but President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to extend the provision another year through the Build Back Better Act. 

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference regarding ghost guns, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, in Ewing, N.J. His salary will rise to $177,000. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
State Officials, Lawmakers, and Judges Get Big 2022 Pay Raise

Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro are among those getting a bump in salary.

An oil delivery truck idles on the street prior to an oil delivery in Hatfield. (Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)
PA Residents Can Apply for Funds to Cut Heating Costs

Pennsylvanians can apply for cash to help them pay heating bills and prepare their homes for winter.

Pennsylvania billionaires
A Tale of Two Pandemics: One For Billionaires, One For Everyone Else

From Dick Yuengling to Urban Outfitters owner Richard Hayne, Pennsylvania’s billionaires have seen their fortunes grow during the pandemic.