Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, housing activists erect a sign in Swampscott, Mass. A federal freeze on most evictions is set to expire soon. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
EXPLAINER: Will PA Evictions Spike Despite Rental Help?

What will happen for renters in Pennsylvania?

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, right, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hold a decaying piece of a rail tunnel while they speak during a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Officials Push 15-Year Plan to Boost Rail in Northeast Region

A coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor.

Carlos Ponce joins other demonstrators participating in a protest asking Senators to support the continuation of unemployment benefits on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida.  The protesters were asking Senators to support the new Schumer/Wyden legislation that extends unemployment benefits for all laid-off Americans as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the economy.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PA Lawmakers Want to Cut Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits. Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea.

State GOP lawmakers don't want Pennsylvanians to receive unemployment bonus anymore. That could be bad for the state's economy.

Alicia Duque, a 35-year-old mother of three and volunteer organizer for the progressive group, Action Together listens to Claudia Glennan at the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Edwardsville, Pa., Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Permanent Child Tax Credit Would Take Pennsylvania Children Out of Poverty

Starting July 15, families will start getting monthly checks thanks to the expanded child tax credit included in the American Rescue Plan. That could be a big deal for Pennsylvania families.

Hillary Rothrock talked about how important the American Jobs Plan would be for people in her industry.
How Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Could Help Home Healthcare Workers

Workers hope President Biden's American Jobs Plan will help home healthcare workers' industry.

Alisha Hoffman-Mirilovich, left, Mark Shaffer, and Claudia Glennan visit with on another at the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival in Edwardsville, Pa., Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Democratic Voters Don’t Want the Party To Stop Fighting

Democratic voters hope President Biden and democratic leaders in congress don't give up on the agenda they promised last November.

The Heller Dam in Lycoming County, seen in this September 2019 file photo, is almost 50 years old and is deemed a high hazard dam. It stores drinking water for over 50,000 people and more than 2,600 residents would be at risk if it ever failed. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

Pennsylvania has nearly 3,400 dams. Many of them could benefit from funding in President Biden's infrastructure plan.