Stories tagged: "economy"


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.

Bartender Sara Kennely, walks behind the bar as preparations, like spacing out the barstools, are underway, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Max's Allegheny Tavern on Pittsburgh's North Side for patrons to dine inside is permitted when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions allowing eat-in dining on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Increase in Base Pay for Pennsylvania Tipped Workers Starts Friday

A new regulation that will raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips was approved in March and goes into effect Friday.

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Millions in American Rescue Plan Funding Heading to Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses

Over $10 billion in funding will be distributed to nine states through the State Small Business Credit Initiative and Pennsylvania is set to get the largest amount of money.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, on Feb. 8, 2022. (AP File Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Starting Fiscal Year Without a Budget

Budget negotiations between the Wolf administration and Republican lawmakers are expected to continue into the holiday weekend. They revolve around a substantial increase in aid for public schools and election funding.

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.