In Allegheny Co., Shapiro admin celebrates free breakfast funding for public school students

BY: - August 8, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro, lawmakers and educators gathered at Penn Hills Elementary School in Allegheny County on Tuesday to commemorate the signing of the 2023-24 fiscal year budget, which allocates funds for universal free breakfast at public schools across the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. lawmakers, advocates react to state budget passage

BY: - July 5, 2023

*This breaking story was updated at 6:39 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 to include additional information. The state House voted 117-86 to pass a proposed $45.5 billion state budget late Wednesday, sending the spending plan to Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk for a signature.  In a statement following Wednesday’s vote, Shapiro said he was proud […]

‘From the farm to the table’: June is Dairy Month in Pa. | Five for the Weekend

BY: - June 17, 2023

The commonwealth's dairy industry supports more than 53,000 jobs, and contributes more than $14 billion to the economy, according to the Shapiro administration.

Maternal mortality crisis among top concerns for state lawmakers, Shapiro admin

BY: - March 12, 2023

In his first budget address to state lawmakers last week, Gov. Josh Shapiro said that “for the first time” the commonwealth is going to put “real resources” into studying the root causes of Pennsylvania’s high maternal mortality rate, which is three times higher for Black women. 

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

A Budget Bump?: Pa. collected $2.8B in tax revenue in February | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 3, 2023

Year-to-date collections for the budget year that ends June 30 now total $26.1 billion, which is $649.3 million, or 2.6% ahead of estimates, according to the state Revenue Department.

(Source: United Way of Pennsylvania, United Way of Bucks County, and ReadyNation.)

Ahead of Shapiro’s budget, poll stresses funding for early child care | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 2, 2023

Eighty-five percent of providers said they face staffing shortages; blame low wages.

Report: Pa.’s budget future ‘almost paradoxical’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 21, 2023

Bulging surpluses could give way to huge deficits if policymakers fail to take action, a new analysis warns.

Report: State tax revenues approach ‘inflection’ point | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 16, 2023

After a robust 2022, revenues will 'temper substantially' in 2023, data show.