Nearly 1.2 million residents applied or were automatically eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Biden administration’s relief plan. The forgiveness plan is currently on hold by a court ruling.
Jan. 6 deposition transcripts have offered new perspectives on the role several state Republicans played in efforts to overturn the 2020 election, including an effort by Doug Mastriano to access voting machines.
When the governor-elect was serving as Montgomery County commissioner, he streamlined the county’s half-billion-dollar retirees pension plan. Some wonder if the state’s retirement plan will get a similar redo.
The Department of Revenue has launched an online system that allows taxpayers to view their state tax obligations and payments. Officials expect the state to save $10 million annually with the new platform.
The city’s overall turnout dropped the most of any county in the state, the third consecutive election with voter decline. If the city’s turnout drop had matched the state’s, 84,000 more voters would have cast ballots.
The fifth annual Health Equity Summit this week reported the housing crisis in the Pennsylvania community has not been dealt with adequately. About 34 percent of households are cost-burdened.
It contributed $13.64 billion to the state’s economy last year, accounting for 152,000 jobs and a 1.6 percent increase in GDP. RV camping contributed the most of all outdoor activities, exceeding $700 million in value.
A report has found that the state is performing worse than it should be in creating innovation-based jobs, growing only 11 percent between 2010 and 2019, eight points less than the national sector.
The State Employees’ Retirement System has sunk to $34.5 billion, a quarterly decrease of 8.5 percent. The system funds more than 70,000 older state and public school retirees with pension payments that haven’t changed since 2004.
The toll road is looking to solar energy production to eventually electrify part of the road so electric vehicles can charge as they travel. The roadway would charge drivers for the electricity costs as they drove.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Tuesday, Aug. 16, that mandates state agencies to discourage the practice, prohibits funding and requires public reporting of professionals who have utilized conversion therapy.
The city requires all elected officials to resign from their current positions before running for another office to help avoid conflicts of interest and leveraging offices for political gain. Some argue the state could benefit from a similar policy.
FBI offices across the nation are increasing security after threats against law enforcement officers have grown following the agency’s search at Mar-a-Lago. Several Pennsylvania residents have been arrested.
The state’s plan to toll nine bridges across the state to help fund their replacement and maintenance has collapsed amid court rulings and negotiations between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers.
Members of a state Senate committee advanced a constitutional amendment that would declare that residents do not have “any rights relating” to abortion after 11 p.m. on July 7. The amendment also includes a voter ID requirement.