Economic Development


Tim Ryan talks natural gas policy and the need for ‘radical pragmatism’

The former presidential candidate and current co-chair of the Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future leadership council spoke with City & State during a recent visit to Pittsburgh.

News & Politics

Pennsylvania sees big drop in housing project permit approvals

The slowdown could impact state and city efforts to increase the number of affordable homes.

News & Politics

Worried about a recession, Joe Pittman says PA must be ‘judicious’ with the next state budget

The state Senate majority leader also acknowledged areas of common ground for Republicans and Gov. Josh Shapiro.

Capitol Beat

Josh Shapiro says he’s cracking down on wage theft, worker misclassification

The governor and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy are readying a task force to fix what they say is a big problem.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: There is a fraught but feasible path to finding common ground between community and commerce

When it comes to 76 Place, the next mayor of Philadelphia should take some sound advice and “trust the process.”


Larry Shifflet, Tony Williams and others talk infrastructure, transportation and the built environment

State and local leaders came together for a full-day summit focused on rebuilding Pennsylvania.


How a group of nonprofits offers a nontraditional approach to stemming violence in Philadelphia.

Advocates in the arts and culture sector are calling attention to their programs as a solution to curbing the chaos.


Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 3.9% in December

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

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Economic Development

Two state lawmakers want to audit Philadelphia and Pittsburgh sports stadiums.

They say the move would reveal the true value of the teams for taxpayers.


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

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.


Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4.1% in September

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

Capitol Beat

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.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: What happens when the levies break homeowners

An argument for seriously considering doing something about the dreaded property tax.