Stories tagged: "pennsylvania"


Two proposed amendments that voters will face deal with limiting the power of governors like Tom Wolf during disasters.
Get Out and Vote: All PA Voters Eligible to Vote on Statewide Ballot Questions

Primary ballots will include four questions, three of which propose amendments to the state’s constitution.

Some of the founders of VaccinatePA talk on a Zoom call. Clockwise, from top left: Zhengming Wang, Richard Goulazian, Andrea Michael, and Courtney Sheridan. (Courtesy of VaccinatePA)
VaccinatePA Is Empowering Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

VaccinatePA has attracted more than 350,000 visitors to its site, and its goal is simple—to help Pennsylvanians get vaccine appointments.

Acting state Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She said that the pause in administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is "out of an abundance of caution." (Screenshot)
Pennsylvania Joins National Pause on J&J Vaccine

Health officials said the pause is being made “out of an abundance of caution.”

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4 Pennsylvania-Based Companies Paid $0 in Federal Taxes in 2020

Four Pennsylvania-based companies had a combined total of $1.8 billion in 2020 profits, and avoided $379.3 million in combined taxes while they received $157 million in total rebates.

Travelers boarding a train at Amtrak's Penn Station, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. If Congress moves and approves President Joe Biden's plan to increase Amtrak funding, folks at Penn Station could one day board a train to Scranton. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Office in Erie in March 2020. (Shutterstock Photo/Kendra Brown)
Pennsylvania Promises Quicker, Easier Jobless Claims System

The new system is based on what officials said is modern software to replace an "obsolete 40-year-old mainframe legacy system."

A sign at a store in Muncie, Indiana, announces that the store accepts SNAP benefits. (Shutterstock Photo/Jonathan Weiss)
Here’s How an Increase in SNAP Benefits Can Help Pennsylvania’s Food Insecurity

The 15% increase in monthly SNAP benefits in the American Rescue Plan helps 1.8 million Pennsylvanians and amounts to about $25 more per person per month.