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How the ongoing Pa. budget impasse is hurting community colleges, libraries

Pennsylvania lawmakers have struggled to finish the code bills that direct some state spending. Amid this budget impasse, key nonprofits are missing funding.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA

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What’s on the table as Pa. lawmakers attempt to end the budget stalemate

Democrats who control the state House and Republicans who control the state Senate have put forth vastly different proposals.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pa. lawmakers are still trying to finish the budget 3 months after the deadline

Hundreds of millions of dollars for the poorest schools, student mental health grants, and more are in limbo.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA

What an increase in basic education funding means for the Reading School District

The Reading School District – where 93% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and 25% of students are English Language Learners – received roughly $202 million in basic education funding, which is about $18 million more than it got last year.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pa. budget impasse nears end as Gov. Josh Shapiro signs main spending bill

The governor signed a $45.5 billion appropriations bill after a month-plus dispute over a private school voucher program.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA and Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA