Philadelphia

Policy

Philly officials introduce Rental Improvement Fund for small landlords to repair properties

The program provides forgivable and 0%-interest loans to small landlords in exchange for rent stability

Transportation

Policy

Fetterman and Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system

The railroad said in March it would join the system but hasn’t yet done so

Capitol Beat

Policy

Plan to distribute $1.16B in federal broadband funds approved by state officials

The commonwealth is slated to receive more than $1 billion through the federal Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program

Economic Development

Opinion

Opinion: Investing in clean energy will benefit communities and the climate

Pennsylvania is set to benefit environmentally from two major bills approved by Congress.

Economic Development

Policy

Shapiro announces $400M workforce training program

The initiative will dole out grants to companies that commit to training new employees.

Business

Policy

Fetterman introduces bill to allow striking workers to collect SNAP benefits

The bill comes amid ongoing strikes from the locomotive industry to entertainment

Policy

Policy

PA DEP receives $3M for development of building code training programs

The award will help fund training programs at career and technical schools and community colleges.

Capitol Beat

Policy

How Pennsylvania plans to deploy $1.16B allocated for broadband expansion

Officials hope to deploy those resources over the next five years.

Transportation

Politics

With I-95 bridge success, Shapiro has passed his first big test

The governor’s handling of the disaster has won over some critics. But will it help win over a divided legislature?

Technology

Policy

Pennsylvania to receive nearly $1.2 billion in federal funding for broadband development

President Biden announced allocations for the Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment grant program Monday

News & Politics

Politics

Shapiro: I-95 expected to reopen by this weekend

The governor and reconstruction project have been in the national spotlight since the June 11 collapse

Technology

Policy

Experts: Pennsylvania missed identifying thousands of unserved internet areas

The Broadband Development Authority could cause the state to lose out on millions in federal funding by failing to identify broadband needs.

Energy

Personality

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

Opinion

Opinion: The deadly serious consequences of illegal employee misclassification

Low wages and employee misclassification often go hand-in-hand with unsafe job sites where safety rules are sometimes ignored.

News & Politics

Policy

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

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

Politics

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.