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$13B in virus relief bill headed to Pennsylvania governments

The state’s share of that will be about $7.3 billion while the other $5.7 billion will go to local governments, officials with the Independent Fiscal Office told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday.

By The Associated Press

Pa.’s revenues take another coronavirus blow in May, falling $440 million short of expectations

Just over half of the shortfall was due to the economic slowdown caused by efforts to contain the outbreak.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Here’s the first look at how the coronavirus is gutting Pa. state finances, and it’s not pretty

The latest numbers are only the "tip of the iceberg,” state Revenue Secretary C. Daniel Hassell said.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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Millions of dollars in tax credits may not be paying off for Pennsylvanians

Reviews of tax credits approved by the legislature found some are never used, lack follow-up, or are vulnerable to scams
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Pa.’s year-end surplus is official. But it won’t last long.

The number dwindles when factoring in the amount the state overspent -- $548 million dollars
By Katie Meyer