Report: Record reserves are giving states a budgetary buffer | Monday Morning Coffee
Republicans in the state House and the Gov. Josh Shapiro administration already are sparring over whether the state will have the cash the Democratic chief executive needs to fund his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Last week, state Rep. Seth Grove, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, warned that the state will have a massive […]
Report: State tax revenues approach ‘inflection’ point | Thursday Morning Coffee
After a robust 2022, revenues will 'temper substantially' in 2023, data show.
Pew awards $4.25M to Philly nonprofits fighting gun violence, creating jobs
'We know that violence is raging in some of the places that have the highest rates of chronic unemployment,' one advocate said.
U.S. Supreme Court’s gun rights decision upends state restrictions | Analysis
Six states will have to rewrite their gun laws after a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
Deadly bird flu sweeps states, including Pa., straining farmers | Analysis
Pa.'s first case of avian influenza was confirmed April 16 on a Lancaster County farm.
Report: A third of states lost population in 2021 | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Pa. didn't lose, but was one of the five slowest-growing states, costing it a congressional seat, new data show.
States scramble to address health worker shortage | Analysis
At least 20 governors have addressed the problem in their state of the state speeches this year.
Kids who lost parents to COVID deserve help, advocates say
Last year, 14 states passed 36 bills to beef up children’s mental health services and expand mental health training opportunities for school resource officers and teachers.
Fiscal experts to states on stimulus cash: Don’t spend it all in one place | Thursday Morning Coffee
States should consider what their budgets will look like after the stimulus funding expires, experts warn.