State Halts Unemployment Payments Due to Mass Fraud

The purpose of PUA is to provide 39 weeks of payments to workers who lost their jobs due to Covid-19 but are not eligible for regular unemployment compensation. While administered by the state Department of Labor & Industry, the program is funded by the federal CARES Act.  

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Pennsylvania's Mail Ballot Fight Could Go to U.S. Supreme Court

The Pa. Republican Party has applied for a stay of a controversial Pa. Supreme Court ruling regarding mail-in ballots, indicating that it intends to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Federal Ruling: Wolf Admin Not Above the Constitution

Today, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that Gov. Wolf’s business shutdown order and stay-at-home order violated the U.S. Constitution. 

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Wolf Proposes Band Aid For Small Business' Broken Leg

The Wolf administration has held small businesses back while giving big corporations the leeway to operate. His bailout proposal does nothing to help small businesses recover and does nothing to reduce our astronomical unemployment rate.   

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Commonwealth Foundation Receives 2020 Biggest Win for Freedom Award

The Commonwealth Foundation is honored to have earned the 2020 Bob Williams Award: Biggest Win for Freedom, presented by the State Policy Network.

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Lawmakers Try to Stop Restaurant Catastrophe

Bars and restaurants in Pennsylvania are sounding the alarm, warning that mass closures are on the horizon.

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COVID-19 Community Recovery Report

 It is up to lawmakers to start proactively enabling state and local communities to safely rebuild.

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Struggling Small Businesses Overwhelm Govt. Lifeline

 Bureaucrats caught off guard as tens of thousands of local businesses continue to see steep revenue losses.

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PLCB Makes Pa. National Loser in Liquor Sales & Tax Revenue

Forcing an entire sector of our economy to be funneled through the PLCB kills jobs, hurts small businesses, and makes our state deficit problem even worse—and this is demonstrated in the data.

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Wolf Reluctantly Gives in on Transparency During Emergencies

Wolf backs down from threats to veto transparency bill in the face of mounting pressure from good government organizations and criticism from the news media.

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