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Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Charlotte Keith joins Spotlight PA from The Investigative Post, a nonprofit news outlet in Buffalo, N.Y., where she has reported extensively on the corrupt and wasteful spending in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ‘Buffalo Billion’ economic development program. In 2016, her reporting on problems in Erie County’s child protective services unit was a finalist for the national Livingston Awards for Young Journalists in the local reporting category. She has experience translating her stories for both radio and television, and her work has also appeared in the Albany Times-Union, ProPublica, and the Texas Observer. Originally from London, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge, where she edited Varsity, the independent student newspaper. She graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.

Latest by Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Explainer: The history behind Pennsylvania’s flat income tax

One clause in the state’s constitution explains why Pennsylvania has a flat income tax

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Thousands miss out on low-income tax forgiveness program due to outdated income limits

New legislation would raise the income limit for inflation and create a new state earned income tax credit

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Pa. tax credits result in ‘mixed bag’ for job creation

A recent state analysis of 20 state tax credit programs found seven accomplished their legislative intent.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Obstacles abound as Pa. plans for surge of federal broadband funding

The money comes from the wide-ranging bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden in 2021.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Property tax and rent rebate program will soon serve more older Pennsylvanians

The rebate program had not seen a full update since 2006 despite repeated bipartisan efforts to stem enrollment declines.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

5 takeaways from our ‘Lost in Transition’ investigation about Pa.’s struggling mortgage assistance program

Thousands of homeowners are stuck in the middle as the state struggles to overhaul the troubled program.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

‘It shouldn’t be this difficult:’ Pa. homeowners desperate as mortgage aid struggles drag on

Pennsylvania promised fixes for a troubled mortgage relief program. Months later, problems persist, new challenges have emerged, and thousands of homeowners are still waiting for help.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

What’s next as Pa. prepares to spend $1.2B on broadband

The Biden administration said the money will bring broadband to everyone in Pennsylvania.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Advocates fear some could lose their homes while waiting on backlogged mortgage relief program

To receive help, homeowners must register in a new system, which has been an obstacle for some
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Demand is set to swamp Pa.’s Whole-Home Repairs Program as some rural counties are left out

Homeowners in three rural Pa. counties can’t receive funds from a new home repair grant program, after local officials opted out.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA