Economy


FILE: Berks Country Pharmacann makes medical marijuana products.  (Photo By MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Puff, Puff, Pass: Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Legalize Marijuana in PA

The bipartisan bill prioritizes safety, community reinvestment, social and economic equity, agriculture, and creates vital tax revenue streams for the state.

A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past shuttered businesses in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Federal Unemployment Aid Ending for Hundreds of Thousands in Pennsylvania

In the first week of August, roughly 640,000 people were receiving an extra $300, according to figures from the state Department of Labor and Industry. 

The Biden administration is trying to connect jobless Americans with programs to help them get new jobs and careers.
Biden Administration Expands Opportunities for Jobless Pennsylvanians to Connect With Education, Training and Aid

The Biden Administration is updating two programs to help unemployed people trying to get education or workforce training.

In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, housing activists erect a sign in Swampscott, Mass. A federal freeze on most evictions is set to expire soon. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
EXPLAINER: Will PA Evictions Spike Despite Rental Help?

What will happen for renters in Pennsylvania?

New graduates line up before the start of commencement ceremonies. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Four PA Representatives Urge President Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

Four Pennsylvania representatives are among a large group of Congress members urging President Joe Biden to extend the current pause on federal student loan payments and interest.

Republicans in the state Legislature are pushing bills that would roll back abortion rights and expand gun rights.
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Legislature Passes Budget that Boosts Education Funding, but Misses Other Opportunities

Next year’s state budget will pump millions into struggling schools, but also sets billions of dollars aside while the state struggles to reopen from a historic pandemic.

Alicia Duque, a 35-year-old mother of three and volunteer organizer for the progressive group, Action Together listens to Claudia Glennan at the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Edwardsville, Pa., Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Permanent Child Tax Credit Would Take Pennsylvania Children Out of Poverty

Starting July 15, families will start getting monthly checks thanks to the expanded child tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan. That could be a big deal for Pennsylvania families.