Stories tagged: "reopen economy"


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.

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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.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Inside Joe Biden’s Ambitious Plan to Reopen the Economy

Biden’s plan would include federally-funded testing and PPE for all workers called back to their jobs, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19, and the creation of a contact tracing jobs program of at least 100,000 workers.

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U.S. Needs to Conduct 20 Million Coronavirus Tests a Day Before Reopening, Harvard Researchers Say

The new report comes just a day before health officials confirmed that two people died with the coronavirus weeks before the first reported death, thus underscoring the need for widespread testing.