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Updated: March 22, 2023 | 7:17 pm

Early Pa. state budget talks reveal a potential sticking point: how much to give colleges and universities

Gov. Josh Shapiro is asking for a $60 million increase for higher education schools, but some lawmakers disagree about which schools should get more funding.
By Sam Dunklau

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

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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

Updated: March 7, 2023 | 1:48 pm

Budget negotiations will determine fate of shrinking rebate program for older Pennsylvanians

The number of people eligible for rent and property tax rebates will keep shrinking due to inflation unless Gov. Josh Shapiro and the state legislature can agree on a fix.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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