Building 21 in the Philadelphia School District (Photo by Ella Lathan for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Keep our money in Pa.’s public schools where it belongs | Jill Sunday Bartoli

BY: - July 19, 2023

A new year, the same fight over education funding.


Pa.’s voucher debate isn’t over. It’s just on hold. We’ll see how it ends | Ray E. Landis

BY: - July 17, 2023

Meanwhile, funding for scores of state programs and school districts remains in limbo.


Meanwhile, inside Pennsylvania’s Delta House | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 15, 2023

Funding for Pa.'s state universities is in limbo during a budget impasse.


Pa.’s budget impasse is a binge-worthy — and totally fixable — summer drama | Friday Coffee

BY: - July 14, 2023

Maybe it won't be fixed in 59 minutes. But history shows that this, too, shall pass.


Saving public education in Pennsylvania — where it began | Marc Stier

BY: - July 13, 2023

Fixing the way Pennsylvania pays for public schools doesn’t mean more money for private institutions.


Pittman: Hundreds of millions in state funding could be at risk without more budget bills

BY: - July 12, 2023

Meanwhile, the leader for House Democrats urged the Senate to advance an already-passed $45.5B spending plan.

10 things to know about Pennsylvania’s budget impasse

BY: - July 12, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro's spending plan is currently stuck in legislative limbo. Here's where things stand right now.


For Pa. Gov. Shapiro, a slightly more difficult bridge repair | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 8, 2023

The Democratic governor strained relations with the GOP-controlled Senate after he backed off support for a $100M school voucher plan.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

For Shapiro, lawmakers a budget season full of surprises | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 7, 2023

A debate over school vouchers was a test of the Democratic governor's leadership style.

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

Pa. collected $44.9B in taxes in 2022-23 budget year; edging projections | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 5, 2023

The news comes as the Legislature, Pa. Gov. Shapiro try to unravel a budgetary knot.


Can Pa. Gov. Shapiro parlay popularity into a budget win? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 3, 2023

It’s not a bad time to be Gov. Josh Shapiro. The Democratic governor made national headlines last month when a collapsed portion of Interstate 95 in northeast Philadelphia reopened well ahead of schedule. That, in turn, prompted new speculation on whether the former two-term attorney general, former state lawmaker, and ex-Montgomery County commissioner, just seven months into his first term, might […]


Pa. is wrong to fund crisis pregnancy centers. There are 7.2M reasons why | Heather MacDonald

BY: - June 30, 2023

The funding is a smack in the face to Pennsylvania’s women.