Stories tagged: "pennsylvania"


Barbara Coleman speaks during a Zoom call about the minimum wage on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Coleman earns less than $15 per hour as a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home, a position in which she helps residents shower or bathe, get ready for meals, go out for walks, and do other basic life tasks. (Screenshot)
Pennsylvania Democrats, Labor Leaders Not Giving Up on $15 Minimum Wage

State legislators and members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation are working to garner support for different pieces of legislation that would raise the minimum wage.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Election Challenge Cases

The handful of cases included two cases from Pennsylvania.

A pile of discarded syringes
How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Enabling Opioid Addiction

State officials anticipate 2020 opioid overdose death totals will exceed those of each of the past three years, including 2017, a year many consider the height of the opioid crisis.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Screenshot)
Screwup Leads to Moderna Vaccine Shortage in Pennsylvania

The mistake will affect tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who will have to wait an extra week or two to get their second dose of the vaccine.

John Fetterman speaks during his inauguration as lieutenant governor on Jan. 15, 2019. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Fetterman Makes It Official: He’ll Run for US Senate in 2022

The race for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Pat Toomey could be the most competitive Senate race in 2022.

Dr. George Garrow, the chief medical officer for the Primary Health Network in Western Pennsylvania, holds a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (Screenshot)
Logistics Isn’t the Only Problem to Vaccinating Rural PA

Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.

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.