Stories tagged: "economy"


Gas prices are displayed at a filling station in Philadelphia, Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
All of PA’s Congressional Republicans Voted Against Gas Price Gouging Bill

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw gas price gouging during an energy emergency. The commonwealth’s lawmakers voted along party lines, with all Dems voting for and Republican reps voting against. All nine of Pennsylvania’s Republican US House representatives voted against a bill aimed at combating “price gouging” on gasoline as...

Watt-hour meters track electricity used by residents of an apartment building in St. Marys, Elk County, in May 2009. (AP File Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Families Are Getting More Money to Weatherize Their Homes

The commonwealth will receive $186 million through the Weatherization Assistance Program, money that will help thousands of families make their homes more energy efficient.

Gas prices are displayed at a filling station in Yardley, Pa., Monday, March 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden Tapping Oil Reserve for 6 Months to Control Gas Prices

Biden is also expected to call on Congress to impose financial penalties on oil and gas companies that lease public lands but aren't producing.

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Lawmakers Looking to Make To-Go Cocktails Permanent in Pennsylvania

Newly-introduced legislation would permanently allow Pennsylvania bars and restaurants to sell cocktails to go.

People pump gas at a Giant Eagle GetGo where a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $4.19.9, while at a neighboring Sunoco station, rear, a gallon of unleaded regular is $4.39.9, in Mount Lebanon, Pa., Monday, March 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Wolf, Corman Trying to Keep Pennsylvania Gas Prices From Getting Further Out of Control

Gov. Tom Wolf and state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman are urging fellow lawmakers to suspend the federal and state gas taxes.

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-Allentown (Courtesy PA Senate)
At Least One Republican is Willing to Listen to Wolf’s Plan to Help Pa. Families

A high-ranking state senator said Gov. Wolf’s plan to issue checks of up to $2,000 to some Pennsylvania families “could be possible.”

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 Outlines Plan to Spend $1.7B in Pandemic Relief Money

Under Gov. Wolf’s proposal, funding would go to families, small businesses, healthcare systems, and revitalization efforts impacted by the pandemic.