Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republicans Have Billions to Help Pennsylvanians Impacted By the Pandemic. So Why Aren’t They Helping?

Republicans Have Billions to Help Pennsylvanians Impacted By the Pandemic. So Why Aren’t They Helping?

An oil delivery truck idles on the street prior to an oil delivery in Hatfield. (Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)
PA Residents Can Apply for Funds to Cut Heating Costs

Pennsylvanians can apply for cash to help them pay heating bills and prepare their homes for winter.

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.

State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski doesn't want to see Republicans waste a rare funding boom from the federal government (Flickr/Governor Tom Wolf)
Kosierowski: Republicans Are Ready to Make Your Money Disappear Again

State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski wants to see the state legislature spend American Rescue Plan funds on needed programs, not to fill budget holes.

Graphic via Rebecca Russ
Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

A sign at a store in Muncie, Indiana, announces that the store accepts SNAP benefits. (Shutterstock Photo/Jonathan Weiss)
Here’s How an Increase in SNAP Benefits Can Help Pennsylvania’s Food Insecurity

The 15% increase in monthly SNAP benefits in the American Rescue Plan helps 1.8 million Pennsylvanians and amounts to about $25 more per person per month.

An aerial view shows  houses in suburban Philadelphia. (Getty Images)
A Housing Crisis Amplified By Pandemic, Affecting Both Renters and Homeowners

Pennsylvania had been dealing with an affordable housing crisis long before the pandemic hit. The coronavirus has made it worse.