Stories tagged: "economic crisis"


File - Frozen turkeys are displayed at a supermarket in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Americans are bracing for a costly Thanksgiving this year, with double-digit percent increases in the price of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, canned pumpkin and other staples.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
No Thanks: How Much More You’ll Pay for Thanksgiving Dinner This Year in Pennsylvania

Your Thanksgiving meal with friends and family could cost you upwards of 20% more this year, depending on where you’re eating it.

A Lowe's employee walks through the parking lot as shoppers walk to their car after shopping at a store in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
These State Democrats Are Up for Reelection; Here Are the Minimum Wage Bills They’ve Proposed

If Democrats can make sizable gains on the Republican majority in Harrisburg this election, maybe we’ll finally see some movement on the minimum wage.

Cumru Twp, PA - June 1: The Sheetz gas station and convenience store on Lancaster Pike In Cumru Township Tuesday morning June 1, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Gas Prices Continue to Fall

After reaching a record high of $5.07 per gallon in early June, the average price for a gallon of gas in Pennsylvania is now down to $3.85.

FILE - Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Wolf followed through on his veto threat Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, rejecting Republican-penned legislation to allow people to carry a firearm openly or concealed, without a permit, adding to his total for Pennsylvania's chief executive with the most vetoes in more than four decades. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Wolf, Democratic Lawmakers Revive Plan to Send $2,000 to Struggling Pennsylvania Households

The PA Opportunity Program was first proposed by Wolf in February. It would send direct payments of $2,000 to around 250,000 households.

FILE - A man pumps gas at a mini-mart in Pittsburgh on June 15, 2022. As the challenges confronting President Joe Biden intensify, his predictions of a rosy political future for the Democratic Party are growing bolder. The assessments, delivered in speeches, fundraisers and conversations with friends and allies, seem at odds with a country that he acknowledged this week was “really, really down,” burdened by a pandemic, surging gas prices and spiking inflation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Pennsylvania Dems Introduce Plan to Suspend State’s Gas Tax and Push Anti-Price Gouging Laws

State. Sen Lisa Boscola introduced a plan this week to suspend the state’s 57.6-cent-per gallon gas tax—the highest in the nation—for two months in order to reduce the cost of gas in the commonwealth. Boscola’s bill will require approval by the Republican-led legislature to become law.

Shown are eegs at a grocery store in Roslyn, Pa., Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Wholesale prices, boosted by rising food costs, increased 0.8% in May, and are up by a record amount over the past year, another indication that inflation pressures are rising since the economy has begun to re-open following the pandemic lockdowns. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
All of Pennsylvania’s Republican Reps. Voted Against Bill Aimed at Lowering Gas and Grocery Prices

The Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act passed the US House despite all nine of Pennsylvania’s GOP representatives voting against it.

WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA - A Sunoco gas pump reading shows more than $54 as a man pumps gas. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Average Gas Price in Pennsylvania Now Tops $5 Per Gallon

Pennsylvanians are now paying an average of $5.03 for a gallon of regular gas. That’s a spike of more than 50 cents per gallon since last month.