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Rep. Mike Kelly Is One of the Wealthiest Members of Congress. He Still Received as Much as $1M in PPP Funding.

Kelly’s car dealerships received the federal funding back in April under the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created by Congress to help ease the economic impact of the coronavirus.

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Philadelphians Are Struggling to Pay Water Bills. It Could Get Even Worse.

Nearly half of low-income Philadelphians live in areas with unaffordable water bills.

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Your Water and Electric Still Can’t Be Terminated for Non-Payment, Despite Republicans’ Efforts

The state utility commission enacted a moratorium on shutoffs in March as Gov. Tom Wolf implemented shutdown orders to help stop the spread of the virus.

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State Republicans Refuse to Give Essential Workers a $15 Minimum Wage

In April, Rep. Matthew Bradford, a Democrat, attempted to help frontline workers by proposing an amendment to a Republican bill that, if passed, would have increased the minimum wage for essential workers to $15 an hour.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

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Cheers, PA! To-Go Cocktails Are Coming, Gov. Wolf Says

“This measure will be a valuable economic lifeline that will help Pennsylvania businesses struggling with financial hardships during this pandemic.”

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PA Begins Issuing Property Tax and Rent Rebates to Seniors and Disabled

The programs benefit Pennsylvanians ages 65 and older, adults with disabilities, and widows and widowers ages 50 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.