Pennsylvania - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

Western Pa. colleges awarded federal funds to underwrite reopening costs

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 8/11/2020

Some workers are furious their employers didnt apply for Pa.s $50M coronavirus hazard-pay program

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/11/2020

Pennsylvania may seek federal loan to pay jobless benefits

Allentown Morning Call - 8/10/2020

How arguments in Washington are holding up coronavirus relief in Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/7/2020

Pa. lawmakers propose 1st dog license fee increase in 24 years

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 8/5/2020

Pennsylvania nonprofits get a green light for more endowment spending

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/4/2020

Pennsylvania schools being set up to fail, witnesses tell Senate Democrats on first of three days of education hearings

Allentown Morning Call - 8/3/2020

Tax collections in Pa. rebound on pent-up shopper demand, but state still faces huge budget deficit

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 8/3/2020


Pennsylvania says it will pay postage for voters who use mail-in, absentee ballots in November

Allentown Morning Call - 7/31/2020

There’s not enough money to fix all of the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges, PennDOT says

PennLive – 7/30/2020

Enrollment rises for cyber schools and online academies

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 7/30/2020

Keeping Pa. private colleges closed will hurt small communities, officials say

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 7/28/2020

Some colleges are starting to cut tuition as coronavirus keeps students off campus

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/28/2020

Citing overwhelming spread, Pa. moves to add staff, app to trace the coronavirus

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/24/2020

Pennsylvania county files suit against Gov. Tom Wolf over $13M in coronavirus funding

Allentown Morning Call - 7/22/2020

More financial assistance may be on the way for Pennsylvanians struggling to pay utility bills

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/21/2020

Gov. Wolf has pulled coronavirus funding from rebellious Lebanon County

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/17/2020

Gov. Wolf announces $50 million in grants for hazard bonuses to Pa. front-line workers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 7/16/2020

Pennsylvania state college system might combine six of its 14 universities

Allentown Morning Call - 7/16/2020

With finances growing tighter, state universities told to cut back on adjuncts, combine underenrolled programs

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/16/2020

Gov. Tom Wolf calls for $204 million in tuition assistance for students at Pa. colleges

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/16/2020

Gov. Wolf orders Pennsylvania bars that do not serve food to close; limits capacity of other bars, and restaurants
Morning Call – 7/15/2020

State’s fiscal challenges remain despite interim budget deal
CNHI – 7/12/2020

Hard-up for money, Pennsylvania again tries selling mini-casino licenses that no one wants

Allentown Morning Call - 7/8/2020

You can apply for mortgage and rent assistance in Pennsylvania right now. Heres how.

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/7/2020

Can Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Lessen The Blow Of Pa.’s $3.2B Deficit? Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Says ‘The Time Is Now’

KDKA – 7/7/2020

A promising year for Pennsylvanias state budget ends with a $3.2 billion thud

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/2/2020

Gov. Tom Wolf signs a bill that makes it easier for Pa. state universities to consolidate or affiliate

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7/1/2020

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania finishes year $3B behind because of pandemic

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 7/1/2020

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Pennsylvania school districts will reopen for fall 2020

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/29/2020

Pennsylvania lawmakers plow ahead on budget, emergency aid

Allentown Morning Call - 5/28/2020

Pa. legislature sends $26 billion short-term budget to Gov. Tom Wolf

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/28/2020

PennDOT estimating nearly $1 billion in revenue losses due to COVID-19 shutdowns

Fox 43 – 5/28/2020

Pennsylvania is sitting on billions in coronavirus relief money. Whats the holdup?

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/28/2020

Pennsylvania preps short-term budget amid coronavirus uncertainty

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/27/2020

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania say marijuana legalization inevitable post-pandemic

Allentown Morning Call - 5/26/2020

Aid to jobless workers in Pennsylvania reaches $10.6B

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/26/2020

Facing nearly $5 billion shortfall, Pa. lawmakers plan to pass short-term budget

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/26/2020

Pennsylvania doles out $51 million to child care centers to help with reopening

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/20/2020

Pennsylvania food distributors receive $50 million for food box program

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/19/2020

5 actions Pa. lawmakers took last week on coronavirus crisis: Nursing home testing, assistance for utility bills

Allentown Morning Call - 5/17/2020

Pa.s largest nurses union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about protective equipment

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/15/2020

Pandemic put $1 billion hole in Pennsylvanias transportation budget

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/14/2020

Pennsylvania receives $523.8 million to support schools during pandemic

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/13/2020

PennDOT extends vehicle registration, inspection expiration deadlines amid coronavirus closures

Allentown Morning Call - 5/12/2020

Gov. Tom Wolf warns he will withhold funds from Pa. counties that violate coronavirus stay-at-home order

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/11/2020

Pennsylvania Pa. Department of Education expects schools to reopen in fall

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/11/2020

Gov. Wolf threatens action against Pennsylvania counties, businesses that ignore restrictions

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/11/2020

5 actions Pa. lawmakers took last week on coronavirus crisis: Foreclosures delayed, immunity for health care providers and more

Allentown Morning Call - 5/10/2020

Running out of time: Pa. group homes for intellectually disabled warn of financial ruin

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/8/2020

With 80 % of new coronavirus deaths in Pennsylvania at nursing and personal care homes, lawmakers demand answers

Allentown Morning Call - 5/7/2020

With gas tax revenue plunging during coronavirus pandemic, Pa. looks to Congress to bail out transportation projects

Allentown Morning Call - 5/7/2020

Positive signs for the coronavirus infection rate in Pa. and N.J., though the states governors are holding firm on reopening plans

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/5/2020

PennDOT says $800M in federal aid needed to keep non-critical projects rolling

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/5/2020

Schools brace for budget cuts as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/3/2020

Report: Pennsylvania school districts stand to lose $1B in local revenue due to pandemic

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 5/2/2020

Pa. will ease coronavirus restrictions in 24 northwest, north-central counties as reopening process begins

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/1/2020

Pa. tax revenues plummet $2.2 billion as top state official warns reopening wont end economic pain

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5/1/2020

Coronavirus effects being felt as Pa. tax collections nosedive

Allentown Morning Call - 5/1/2020


Report: More federal cash needed for a safe, secure 2020 election

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 4/30/2020

Pennsylvania knew its unemployment system was weak. It didnt fix it, and the coronavirus crushed it

Allentown Morning Call - 4/30/2020

Pennsylvania state universities freeze tuition, plan for uncertain fall

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/29/2020

Pa. to set coronavirus testing, contact tracing benchmarks just days before gradual reopening is set to begin

Allentown Morning Call - 4/29/2020

Gov. Tom Wolf says he wont abandon ambitious spending plan as massive budget deficit looms

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/28/2020

State awards $13.5 million to Pa. businesses affected by coronavirus

Allentown Morning Call - 4/26/2020

Pa., N.J. casinos lose $274 million in a month

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/26/2020

PA Turnpike to pay down debt, set line of credit to deal with COVID-19 revenue shortfall

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – 4/22/2020

Hospitals looking for more help; lawmakers say Pennsylvania shorted on CARES Act relief

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 4/16/2020

Online gambling explodes in Pa. as brick-and-mortar casino revenues tank due to pandemic

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/16/2020

Gov. Wolf projects $5 billion deficit for Pennsylvania, backs call for more federal aid

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 4/16/2020

Covid-19 crisis could cost Pennsylvania hospitals $2 billion per month, health advocates warn

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 4/15/2020

Pa.s state universities facing immediate hit of up to $100 million as lawmaker floats closures as worst-case scenario

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/15/2020

Fearing hospital bankruptcy, Gov. Wolf offers $450 million in loans to financially strapped institutions

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 4/10/2020

Pa. legislature making few cuts, no promises to tap hefty reserves as state faces massive budget shortfall

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/10/2020

Activists say Pennsylvanias critical-care guidelines for coronavirus discriminate against the disabled; some unemployed due to COVID-19 might be eligible for Medicaid

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/8/2020

Limited tech forces thousands of state workers to still report for work, despite their offices being closed

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/7/2020

Pennsylvania throws a coronavirus lifeline that leaves out the neediest hospitals

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/4/2020

Coronavirus and Pennsylvania budget: Lawmaker calls crisis a financial thousand-year flood and says deficit to be in billions

Allentown Morning Call - 4/3/2020

Pa. freezes paychecks for 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/3/2020

As Pennsylvania revenue drops 6.2% in March, taxes from cigarette and alcohol rises

Philadelphia Business Journal – 4/2/2020

Wolf extends stay-at-home order. N.J. death toll climbs past 350; field hospitals in the works for Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 4/1/2020


White House approves Pa. disaster relief request; Gov. Wolf extends stay-at-home order, keeps schools closed indefinitely

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/30/2020

Wolf administration lays off about 2,500 state employees amid coronavirus outbreak 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 3/30/2020

Delay of tax deadline due to the coronavirus will cause significant disruption to Pa.s budget process

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/29/2020

Odds are, coronavirus will crimp Pennsylvania lottery fund, which could hurt programs for seniors

Allentown Morning Call - 3/28/2020

Pennsylvania Pa. state universities anticipate up to $100M loss from providing students refunds for room and board

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 3/26/2020

Gov. Wolf pledges $50M toward supplies for virus-battered Pa. hospitals

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 3/26/2020

Pa. coronavirus shutdown wreaks havoc on economy as new unemployment claims top 645,000

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/26/2020

As COVID-19 crisis worsens, Pa. and N.J. have even fewer life-saving ventilators than anticipated

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/24/2020

Gov. Tom Wolf imposes freeze on hiring and non-essential purchases by Pa. state government agencies

Pennlive – 3/23/2020

Senate close to passing coronavirus stimulus package; governor and legislators discuss rescheduling Pa. primary

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/22/2020

Advocates call on Pa. officials to reduce inmate population amid coronavirus outbreak

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/20/2020

As the coronavirus halts some Census Bureau operations, Gov. Wolf asks for 2020 Census extension

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/20/2020

Coronavirus layoffs spark surge in state jobless claims, including 70,000 in a single day in Pennsylvania

Allentown Morning Call - 3/19/2020

a. lawmaker seeks $125 million in zero-interest loans for small businesses affected by shutdowns

The Philadelphia Inquirer - 3/17/2020

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia childrens hospital doctor tests positive; shutdowns expand

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - 3/16/2020

Coronavirus school closures raise many questions such as what happens with the PSSAs

Allentown Morning Call - 3/15/2020

All Pennsylvania schools to close for two weeks over coronavirus, Gov. Wolf orders

Allentown Morning Call - 3/13/2020

Pensions position, lawmakers prepare as coronavirus economic impact trickles into Pa.

Pennsylvania Capital Star – 3/10/2020

Governor: Two more presumed positive cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania

WJAC – 3/7/2020

$50 million-plus in U.S. emergency funds to fight coronavirus headed to Pennsylvania, PA official says

Allentown Morning Call - 3/5/2020