Per the new report, in the Northeast, business applications increased 4.6 percent between January and February, from 61,137 to 64,190 applications.
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Staff Shortages, ‘Burdensome’ Regulations Among Top Hurdles for Addiction Treatment Providers
Lawmakers in Harrisburg heard about the challenges substance use treatment providers, community leaders, and law enforcement are facing in their efforts to combat addiction at a legislative hearing on Thursday.
Pa.’s Unemployment Rate at 4.3% in January
Pennsylvania’s unemployment was 4.3% in January, according to state data released on Friday.
The Next Step in School Funding: A Rural-Urban Coalition to Achieve Educational Equity | Opinion
Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action—something that has eluded Pennsylvania educators for over a century.
Pa.’s Deluzio, California’s Khanna Look to Beef Up Regs for Toxic Trains
U.S. Reps. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District, and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., have introduced legislation that would add stricter regulations for trains carrying hazardous materials.
A Budget Bump?: Pa. Collected $2.8B in Tax Revenue in February
Gov. Josh Shapiro will head into his first budget speech next week buoyed by a bit of some fiscal good news: Pennsylvania raked in more tax money in February, and year-to-date collections also are up, according to new state data.
Pennsylvania Court Offers Conflicting Opinions on Requirements for Fraud Evidence in Recount Petitions
Two Pennsylvania appellate judges have offered conflicting rulings on whether evidence of fraud is needed to request a recount.
PA Now Tasked with Public-School Funding Revamp
It’s been two weeks since a Commonwealth Court judge ruled Pennsylvania’s system of funding public schools is unconstitutional and must be revamped.
From Formula to Medications and Child Care, Parents Are Being Crushed under a Wave of Shortages
Last summer, when her daughter was still drinking formula, Brittani Roberts often drove from store to store trying to find enough to feed her.
Access and Equity Are Top Priorities for Women’s Health Caucus in 2023–24 Session
Members of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus gathered in the Capitol on Wednesday to outline their priorities for the 2023-24 legislative session.