Economy


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.

Alisha Hoffman-Mirilovich, left, Mark Shaffer, and Claudia Glennan visit with on another at the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Edwardsville, Pa., Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Democratic Voters Don’t Want the Party To Stop Fighting

Democratic voters hope President Biden and democratic leaders in congress don't give up on the agenda they promised last November.

President Joe Biden arrives to speak at an event to mark Amtrak's 50th anniversary at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Friday, April 30. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
All Aboard! Biden Celebrates Amtrak’s 50 Years in Visit to Philadelphia

President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, helped the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service Friday.

These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
All Aboard: Restoring Passenger Rail Service from Reading to Philadelphia

A new study shows not only that reviving passenger rail service in Reading is financially possible and economically profitable, but it has the support of Amtrak and President Biden.