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Pa. banks inundated with requests for federal small business loans intended to prevent layoffs

“Frankly, right now there are more questions than answers. The rules were written in eight days and they’re still being revised.”
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Here’s the first look at how the coronavirus is gutting Pa. state finances, and it’s not pretty

The latest numbers are only the "tip of the iceberg,” state Revenue Secretary C. Daniel Hassell said.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Child welfare services worry about kids who have gone off the grid during coronavirus pandemic

“We will see a rise in the cases of child abuse and neglect when this is over."
By Charles Thompson/PennLive

What the Pennsylvania National Guard does when the governor calls

About 500 full time and reserve guard members are helping the state respond to the coronavirus crisis.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. eases rules for health care workers, others as coronavirus crisis reveals ‘inflexibility’ in professional licensing

Two state senators say that broader, more sweeping changes — like limiting which criminal convictions are considered disqualifying — are needed to tackle dual crises: the virus and the impending economic downturn.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA