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The University of Pittsburgh spent $750,000 on lobbying for state budget — 9 times their usual amount

The University of Pittsburgh faced a tough battle this year in Harrisburg for its annual appropriation, and lobbying disclosure reports now show just how tough it was.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

Pennsylvania’s lowest funded school districts lay out their plans for millions in new funding

A few of those districts are reaping tens of millions more dollars from the state budget compared to last year
By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities to share $200 million in new state funding

Most schools under the PASSHE umbrella will be getting a several million dollar funding boost this year.
By Sam Dunklau

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New Pa. budget injects $125M into private school tax credit program that lacks basic accountability

The additional $125 million in the state budget for Pennsylvania’s educational tax credits represented the largest one-time funding boost for the program since its inception nearly two decades ago

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pa. schools, businesses, and housing efforts are among the winners in this year’s state budget

Pennsylvania schools, businesses and housing projects are the big winners in the state’s $45 billion budget.

By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania mental health advocates applaud funding boost in new budget deal

Mental health workers in Pennsylvania are elated after seeing a nearly $43 million increase for county programs in the new budget. 

By Brett Sholtis

State lawmakers unveil a $45 billion Pennsylvania budget agreement

The plan still has a ways to go before it reaches Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.
By Sam Dunklau