Labor

Policy

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4% in October

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level ever dating back to 1976.

Capitol Beat

Policy

Wolf signs $2 billion tax credit package that boosts natural gas industry

The bill was negotiated behind closed doors and drew ire from both sides of the aisle.

News & Politics

Policy

‘It takes time’: Chapman warns of ‘days-long’ vote-counting process ahead of midterms

The acting secretary of state said people ‘should not expect complete results on election night.’

Labor

Policy

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in September

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level since April 2000.

Capitol Beat

Policy

City & State explores the potential for high school athletes selling their name, image and likeness (NIL)

As the PIAA considers a new policy for these athletes, experts question the legality and purpose of the proposal.

Elections

Policy

State Senate panel unanimously approves ballot security legislation

The legislation would require counties to adopt specific safeguards for the transportation of ballots.

Campaigns & Elections

Policy

Can Pennsylvania erase property taxes without wiping out education?

The long, difficult and ongoing quest to reduce property taxes in Pennsylvania: A City & State analysis.

Criminal Justice

Policy

The push to compensate those who were wrongfully convicted gets a bipartisan backing in Harrisburg

New bill would award damages to individuals based on the number of years they spent incarcerated.

News & Politics

Policy

Following Biden’s actions on marijuana, Wolf says he can’t issue unilateral pardons

Wolf’s office touted a recent initiative seeking to expedite pardons for people with marijuana convictions.

Business

Policy

Legal challenges to RGGI are keeping millions in carbon allowances from flowing to Pennsylvania

According to a September report, the third carbon-allowance auction of 2022 generated more than $301 million in revenue for reinvestment.

Philadelphia

Policy

Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.

Policy

Policy

Inside Pennsylvania’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.

Criminal Justice

Policy

Wolf’s Marijuana Pardon Project seeks to reduce recidivism, grant second chances

Clean Slate advocates and lawmakers are pushing for criminal justice reform, improving paths for re-entry after incarceration.

Criminal Justice

Policy

Two children per classroom will lose a parent or sibling before age 18, experts say

State panel reports gun violence, overdoses and suicide are affecting children and youth more than ever before.

Policy

Policy

Wolf’s new executive order on voter registration, explained

Voter registration applications will now be available at more state facilities.

News & Politics

Policy

Progressive think tank offers blueprint for ‘shared prosperity’ in Pennsylvania

The Keystone Research Center released its “State of Working Pennsylvania” report on Tuesday

Education

Policy

Lindsey Williams calls for universal free school meals as pandemic-era meals provision ends

Williams is introducing legislation that would provide free school meals to all public school students.

Technology

Policy

The ‘Trojan Horse’ and the workforce: Job threats are focus of discussion during House hearing on cybersecurity

State Government Committee hears testimony from experts on the threats facing local and state governments in the commonwealth.

LGBTQIA+

Policy

Wolf signs executive order discouraging use of conversion therapy

Wolf says order is ‘the best I can do’ without broader legislation

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