Commissioners, led by Republicans, raised taxes amid a pandemic and for the first time since 2010, despite the county having received more than $37 million in gas impact fees.
The aid is targeted at businesses with fewer than 300 employees that have lost at least 25% of their sales as a result of the pandemic.
Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman named Frances Regan, the wife of Sen. Mike Regan, to serve a two-year term on the board, which comes with a $145,000 annual salary.
Thousands of apparent victims of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance fraud have received unexpected tax documents reporting income to the IRS they never took.
In addition, travelers to the state no longer have to quarantine for 14 days or provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
In less than four months, the top staffer in Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has been nominated to serve on 28 different state-appointed boards.
Former Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s explanation for the issues did not match previous reporting by Spotlight PA.
As part of Spotlight PA’s extensive coverage, the outlet is taking a hard look at how Pennsylvania elected officials have used their power in the past to manipulate their districts for political gain.
While a municipal primary typically sees low turnout, election officials said they can’t predict how many voters will take advantage of the state’s no-excuse mail voting law.
Applications open next month for $145 million in state grants for small hospitality businesses, with a significant change by lawmakers intended to make the money is more accessible to people of color.
A proposed constitutional amendment would allow a gubernatorial candidate to choose their running mate after the spring primary, much like the presidential race.
The organizations asked a federal court to unseal records related to the conviction of former state Rep. Leslie Acosta of Philadelphia, arguing there is a high burden for restricting that access.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s idea relies on a hefty tax increase on top third of earners, which will be a nearly impossible sell to the legislature and many in the public.
Lawmakers will likely get half as much time to draw the state’s new legislative and congressional maps, worrying advocates who have long fought for a more open process.
A review of thousands of emails obtained by Spotlight PA reveals the program was doomed to fail from the start, depriving desperate tenants of relief as they lived in fear of losing their homes.