The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the opioid epidemic, according to our new research, which finds that opioid overdoses increased in Pennsylvania in 2020 compared with 2018 and 2019.
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Jobs Increase Across Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained relatively unchanged, increasing from 4.3 percent in January to 4.4 percent in February.
Pennsylvania Must Fulfill the Constitutional Guarantee of Adequate Representation | Opinion
Sixty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel requires a state to provide a competent attorney to any indigent person the state charges with a serious crime.
Pa. Capitol Police Fully Equipped With Body Cameras, Shapiro Administration Announces
Pennsylvania Capitol Police are now fully equipped with body cameras, the Shapiro administration announced Monday.
Pa. Says It Will Extend Popular Program for Job-Seekers
Pennsylvania will extend a popular program for job-seekers that allowed some unemployment claimants to meet in-person with state workers for one-on-one attention.
Total Small Business Applications Increase Across the Northeast
Per the new report, in the Northeast, business applications increased 4.6 percent between January and February, from 61,137 to 64,190 applications.
A Pa. Hospital’s Revoked Property Tax Exemption is a ‘Warning Shot’ to Other Nonprofits, Expert Says
The last time there was a significant push by taxing authorities to challenge the tax-exempt status of hospitals in Pennsylvania was three decades ago.
Staff Shortages, ‘Burdensome’ Regulations Among Top Hurdles for Addiction Treatment Providers
Lawmakers in Harrisburg heard about the challenges substance use treatment providers, community leaders, and law enforcement are facing in their efforts to combat addiction at a legislative hearing on Thursday.
Pa.’s Unemployment Rate at 4.3% in January
Pennsylvania’s unemployment was 4.3% in January, according to state data released on Friday.
The Next Step in School Funding: A Rural-Urban Coalition to Achieve Educational Equity | Opinion
Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action—something that has eluded Pennsylvania educators for over a century.