Stories tagged: "covid relief"


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.

Dave and Kelsey Moyer and two of their children in February. (Courtesy of Kelsey Moyer)
What Does the Expanded Child Tax Credit Mean for Pennsylvania Families?

More than 2.3 million children—90% of all children under 18 in Pennsylvania—will benefit from the expansion of the child tax credit.

What Should You Do With a Surplus?
‘Status Not Available’: As Stimulus Site Goes Live, IRS Asks For Patience

There’s nothing wrong with your economic stimulus check. Internal Revenue Service officials want to make that clear.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, 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)
What to Watch for in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Nobody in Harrisburg is talking about tax increases or spending cuts to balance the budget.

caravans of fast food workers circling McDonald's in demands for an increase in minimum wage
Democrats Introduce a Bill To Raise the Minimum Wage—A New Study Says That Could Help Save Infant Lives

The bill would double the federal minimum wage. A new study says it could also help reduce infant mortalities.