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Josh Shapiro’s plan to eliminate 2 of Pa.’s cell phone taxes, what does it mean?

Pennsylvania levies some of the highest taxes on cell phones in the country. Shapiro wants to eliminate two, which would fulfill a campaign promise.
By Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA

Updated: March 10, 2023 | 11:16 am

Pennsylvania counties see potential mental health funding boost as a “down payment”

Advocates and service providers fear a proposed $20 million funding increase for community mental health services would not go far enough.
By Sam Dunklau

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Updated: March 7, 2023 | 5:21 pm

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal includes Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

The Shapiro Administration says the budget accounts for RGGI should it be allowed to move forward.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: March 7, 2023 | 5:56 pm

Josh Shapiro’s Pa. budget pitch includes $1 billion boost for education, no tax increases

The first budget proposal from Pennsylvania’s new governor keeps spending relatively flat and preserves some pandemic-era programs while aiming to get the divided legislature on board.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro says Norfolk Southern to pay millions for derailment

Gov. Josh Shapiro says Norfolk Southern has pledged several million dollars to cover the cost of the response and recovery in Pennsylvania
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

What to expect from Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget proposal

The first-term Democrat is expected to pitch more money for child care and a tax break for teachers in a plan that must win bipartisan support.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA