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Pennsylvania job growth this year projected at 0.5%

Job growth in Pennsylvania is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.7 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Pennsylvania lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Pennsylvania would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Pennsylvania ranks 29th in annual tax climate ranking

Pennsylvania finished 29th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Michael Schroeder Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Pennsylvania state special election candidate, Michael Schroeder, (district 48), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Pennsylvania

James Franklin, head football coach at Pennsylvania State University, earned $4.8 million in 2018, making Franklin the highest-paid public employee in Pennsylvania last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Pennsylvania to reach $10.48 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Pennsylvania arts agencies are projected to reach $10.48 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 82 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Pennsylvania levies a total tax on lodging of 6%

Hotel room bills in Pennsylvania tack on a total state lodging tax of 6 percent, the 25th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Pennsylvania are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

8,014 borrowers in Pennsylvania filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Pennsylvania who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 8,014, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$1.89 billion in federal research dollars flowed to Pennsylvania in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Pennsylvania totaled $1.89 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Pennsylvania received $11.2 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $11,172,110 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Pennsylvania, the 12th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Lamb won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pennsylvania) did not respond to requests for comment from the Keystone Business News regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Cartwright won't define position on upcoming impeachment vote

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pennsylvania) did not respond to requests for comment from the Keystone Business News regarding the upcoming vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Pennsylvania 2-year college students pay $5,480 in tuition and fees

Pennsylvania two-year colleges charged students $5,480 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the seventh highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

18 U.S. House members from Pennsylvania make $174,000 annually

Each of the 18 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Pennsylvania draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Greg Archetto Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Pennsylvania state house candidate, Greg Archetto (district 29), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Pennsylvania 4-year university tuitions jumped 33.7% over 15 years

Pennsylvania four-year public university tuition and fees went from $11,175 in 2004-05 to $14,937 in 2019-20, the 10th smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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