Pennsylvania’s teachers’ union is voicing concerns that the state’s public school voucher program will negatively affect public education in lower-income families and communities.
Given the state of housing affordability in the U.S., here’s what to know about ongoing construction shortages, high interest rates, where housing prices are climbing, and what policymakers could do about it.
President Joe Biden’s battle against high drug prices is mostly embodied in the IRA, as the law is known — a grab bag of measures intended to give Medicare patients immediate relief and, in the long term, to impose government controls on what pharmaceutical companies charge for their products. The law represents the most significant overhaul for the U.S. drug marketplace in decades.
Pennsylvania lags only slightly behind national figures for the number of working-age adults who have earned college degrees or other professional certifications after high school.
On a call with reporters ahead of former President Donald Trump’s speech to a National Rifle Association gathering in Harrisburg, U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) said the choice between President Joe Biden and Trump is clear when it comes to guns.
Up to $400 million in medical debt held by Pennsylvanians would be cleared under Gov. Josh Shapiro’s new budget proposal, with relief targeted at the state’s poorest and most underwater residents.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday evening to assist low-income families through an expansion of the child tax credit and the bill now awaits approval in the Senate. But some organizations are also highlighting a separate tax credit for child and dependent care, which they say is not providing adequate assistance to families and providers amid rising costs.
Proposals to restructure Pennsylvania’s higher education system and boost public transit funding are expected to be centerpieces of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s upcoming Feb. 6 budget address.
A new report has shed light on who would benefit most in Pennsylvania from raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026.
A medical report shows voting is not only good for democracy, it is also good for your health.