Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
State Democrats Keep Proposing Ideas to Help Pennsylvania. Republicans Keep Ignoring Them.

From pandemic relief to election laws, Republican leaders in the state Legislature continue to ignore Democrats.

A person wearing a face mask as a precaution against COVID-19 walks between beds of tulips at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
States and Businesses Grapple With New CDC Mask Guidelines

States, businesses and cities are trying to figure out how they will handle the CDC's new masking guidelines.

A man holds a sign that says "I lost my job because of coronavirus." Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and related business closures. The American Rescue Plan extends unemployment benefits to help them  through September. (Shutterstock Photo/Nata Bene)
What Does the COVID Relief Package Mean for Pennsylvania’s Unemployed?

Approximately 10% of Pennsylvania’s workforce will benefit from the unemployment program extension included in the American Rescue Plan.

Jess Koltsaklis and her mom, Louann Olson, enjoying some quality time together before the pandemic. (Courtesy of Jess Koltsaklis)
American Rescue Plan Could Help Pennsylvanians Get Vaccinated Quicker

The plan calls for $160 billion in vaccine development and distribution nationally, as well as $20 billion for community vaccination centers.

President Joe Biden, wearing a navy blue suit white shirt, and navy blue tie, sits at a dark brown wooden desk as he signs the American Rescue Plan.
COVID Relief Bill Will Help Millions of Pennsylvanians

Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.

In this image from video, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., speaks during House debates on Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
These Nine Pennsylvanians in Congress Voted Against $1,400 Stimulus Checks, Other Pandemic Relief

The US House of Representatives approved a pandemic relief package early Saturday. But nine of the 18 Pennsylvanians in the lower chamber of Congress opposed it.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Wolf Signs $912 Million Pandemic Relief Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Friday by lawmakers that carries over $900 million in pandemic-driven aid.