Economy


Cumru Twp, PA - June 1: The Sheetz gas station and convenience store on Lancaster Pike In Cumru Township Tuesday morning June 1, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Gas Prices Continue to Fall

After reaching a record high of $5.07 per gallon in early June, the average price for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is now down to $3.85.

FILE—In this file photo from June 10, 2021, a flume of emissions flow from a stack at the Cheswick Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, in Springdale, Pa. A plan to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is going before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, a five-member panel made up of three Democratic appointees and two Republican appointees on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Pennsylvania Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations.

FILE - Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wolf, Democratic Lawmakers Revive Plan to Send $2,000 to Struggling Pennsylvania Households

The PA Opportunity Program was first proposed by Wolf in February. It would send direct payments of $2,000 to around 250,000 households.

The Pennsylvania Capitol is shown  Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Harrisburg, Pa. Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the main Pennsylvania state budget bill on Friday, July 8, 2022, more than a week after it was due — a plan fattened by federal stimulus cash and unusually robust state tax collections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
It’s a Week Late, But Pennsylvania Finally Has a Budget in Place for the Fiscal Year

The $42.8 billion spending plan includes increases in education funding, environmental programs, and a new “whole home repairs program.”

In this photo made on Friday, March 4, 2022, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman visits with people attending a Democratic Party event for candidates to meet and collect signatures for ballot petitions for the upcoming Pennsylvania primary election, at the Steamfitters Technology Center in Harmony, Pa. Fetterman is running for the party nomination for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Fetterman Calls Out Oil Companies For “Mind Boggling” Profits: “This Price Gouging Bullshit Needs to End”

As Democratic US Senate candidate John Fetterman slammed oil companies for price gouging to pad their profits, his opponent Mehmet Oz called the criticism of those same companies “reprehensible.”

President Joe Biden announces a ban on Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia's economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Works to Fight High Costs with Competition

The president signed a bill into law to stop high shipping costs from conglomerates, and there could be more to come.

Cumru Twp, PA - June 1: The Sheetz gas station and convenience store on Lancaster Pike In Cumru Township Tuesday morning June 1, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Sheetz Slashing Gas Prices to as Low as $3.49/Gallon Ahead of July 4th

The Altoona-based convenience store and gas station chain is providing relief for pain at the pump through Independence Day.