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Carlos Ponce joins other demonstrators participating in a protest asking Senators to support the continuation of unemployment benefits on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida.  The protesters were asking Senators to support the new Schumer/Wyden legislation that extends unemployment benefits for all laid-off Americans as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the economy.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PA Lawmakers Want to Cut Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits. Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea.

State GOP lawmakers don't want Pennsylvanians to receive unemployment bonus anymore. That could be bad for the state's economy.

An acid mine drainage well was located on the bank of a tributary to Montgomery Creek. DEP successfully plugged the abandoned well. (PA Department of Environmental Protection)
Why Are Abandoned Wells Such a Problem in Pennsylvania?

Sealing off abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the commonwealth might sound like a boring topic, but it could bring thousands of jobs to the state while helping the environment.

US Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., seen here speaking from the House chamber earlier this year, is one of ten members of the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania who voted for the bill. (House Television via AP)
Which PA Representatives Support Pregnant Workers, and Which Don’t?

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act won broad bipartisan support while passing the US House of Representatives, even if a majority of Pennsylvania’s GOP lawmakers voted against it.

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.

Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., is one of the eight republicans who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act. (House Television via AP)
These Are the Eight PA Representatives Who Voted Against the Paycheck Fairness Act

Federal legislation that would prohibit employers from paying men more than women narrowly passed the US House of Representatives on Thursday.

Travelers boarding a train at Amtrak's Penn Station, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. If Congress moves and approves President Joe Biden's plan to increase Amtrak funding, folks at Penn Station could one day board a train to Scranton. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Office in Erie in March 2020. (Shutterstock Photo/Kendra Brown)
Pennsylvania Promises Quicker, Easier Jobless Claims System

The new system is based on what officials said is modern software to replace an "obsolete 40-year-old mainframe legacy system."