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Is Pa. heading toward a $9.50 an hour minimum wage? Tune in next week when lawmakers return to Harrisburg

"Our priority remains finding pathways for Pennsylvanians to earn far beyond the minimum.”
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pennsylvania hardwood industry feeling the effects of trade war with China

“It will affect us....We’ve dropped some employees, we’re changing how we’re doing things. But hopefully, we can survive.”
By Anne Danahy/WPSU

How Allegheny County is approaching opportunity zones

Opportunity zones were designed to do two things: bring economic development to low-income communities and produce financial returns for investors.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

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Philadelphia’s budget team is strategizing for the next recession

Municipal balance sheets are healthier than they were before the last recession a decade ago, but officials warn that the city isn’t as well prepared as its peers. 

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

Trump officials tout steel revitalization, but in Pennsylvania the picture is mixed

Mike Kamnikar, president of North American Forgemasters, said the administration did not include tariff protection for the products made in New Castle. That, he said, has made it difficult to compete with foreign producers.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Some Pennsylvania businesses say trade tariffs have a significant impact

The interest group Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, which campaigns against tariffs on American companies, estimates that Pennsylvania taxpayers have paid $981 million so far in additional tariffs.

By Katie Blackley/WESA

Amid Trump’s trade war, Pa. farmers fight to survive in an uncertain market

In the midst of the second harvest under the trade war, Keystone Crossroads spoke to several Pennsylvania farmers about how the policy affects them and what it takes to survive in an unstable and uncertain market.

By Emily Pontecorvo/WHYY