Mayors fret over the possibility of ARPA fund clawbacks
Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti said the city is using ARPA money to help certain businesses raise workers’ pay.
SEPTA signs agreement to make it easier for minority-owned businesses to work with the transit system
Philly and Chicago have signed an agreement that would allow small and minority-owned businesses to work for both agencies under one certification.
Ag Secretary Russell Redding tells Pennsylvanians to shop local this Thanksgiving
Redding is encouraging Pennsylvanians to buy local farm products as they plan for Thanksgiving meals this year.
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.
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.
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.
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Coffee shops have become the most buzzworthy unionizing battleground
City & State explores what’s behind the worker-led drive to unionize at Starbucks and similar places in Pennsylvania.
City & State investigates: How local governments are handling a threat they can’t even see
The proliferation of cyberattacks has prompted Pennsylvania municipalities to take extra steps to secure their systems.
Sixers unveil plans for new Center City arena to mixed reactions from fans and local officials
The proposed $1.3 billion facility would require demolishing one block of the Fashion District on Market East.
Susan Wild, Commerce Secretary Raimondo call for boosting American manufacturing of semiconductors
Wild, Raimondo emphasized the importance of passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act to improve the nation’s competitiveness
If the shoe fits: Reimagining our Law Power 100 firms as anything but a white shoe
A less straitlaced guide for well-heeled lawyers and their firms.
House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging
‘The act of price gouging is unpatriotic and it needs to be called out,’ said one lawmaker
Philadelphia’s $5.8 billion budget by the numbers
Final approval of the city’s budget includes increased spending for police, anti-violence programs and property tax relief
GOP advances efforts to privatize liquor system via constitutional amendment
Mihalek’s proposal would allow voters to decide on replacing the state-run system.
In wake of South Street shooting, an existential threat to businesses
City officials and police are weighing options that ensure public safety while not hampering businesses on South Street
A Q&A with Zach Wilcha of the Independence Business Alliance
Wilcha, also a chamber of commerce leader, explains how Philly and the state can better support businesses within the LGBTQ community.