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.