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Outside group hires pricey design firm to refurbish Pa. Governor’s Residence but declines to reveal donors, costs

A New York City design firm has been hired to refurbish the public areas of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence, but no one will say who is managing the project, raising money for it, or exactly who is paying for it.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Josh Shapiro’s alternative to a key climate program comes with one major catch: It needs GOP support

Can Gov. Josh Shapiro satisfy environmentalists and the GOP on climate change? With a proposed carbon cap-and-trade program, he’s trying.
By Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to spend $80M to attack Pennsylvania’s housing crisis. Here’s how.

Gov. Shapiro’s proposed budget would put state money behind a popular home repair program, anti-homelessness initiatives, and public legal defense against evictions.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Josh Shapiro proposes state climate program to replace RGGI, and asks for new renewable energy goals

Shapiro estimates the proposals would save ratepayers $250 million over five years and create 14,500 jobs.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania