In Allegheny Co., Shapiro admin celebrates free breakfast funding for public school students
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.
Pa. lawmakers, advocates react to state budget passage
*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
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
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 Budget Bump?: Pa. collected $2.8B in tax revenue in February | Friday Morning Coffee
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.
It’s time to hear bold leadership on oil & gas in Gov. Shapiro’s budget address | Opinion
Enough with the industry making its own rules.
Ahead of Shapiro’s budget, poll stresses funding for early child care | Thursday Morning Coffee
Eighty-five percent of providers said they face staffing shortages; blame low wages.
Report: Pa.’s budget future ‘almost paradoxical’ | Tuesday Morning Coffee
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
After a robust 2022, revenues will 'temper substantially' in 2023, data show.