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A leaky roof is about to close the Pa. House for months. Can the legislature finish a budget first?

Pa. lawmakers have a lot of work left before a state budget is finalized. They have only a week until construction closes the state House for the winter.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pa. legislature paid $280K to settle harassment, other claims while requiring secrecy in many cases

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office has come under fire for similarly agreeing to settle a claim of sexual harassment with a nondisclosure agreement.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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New bills would let Pennsylvania local governments hire firms as managers

Advocates say allowing Pennsylvania municipalities to outsource management could improve public services while saving taxpayers money.
By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

Pa. begins to miss education, human services payments as budget impasse continues

A dispute over private school vouchers has left Pennsylvania’s budget undone. The consequences for schools and counties are starting to emerge.
By Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA

Pa. legislature must show proof before redacting legal bills, court finds

Commonwealth Court ruled the legislature cannot use a blanket reason to redact bills from private law firms.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

New survey on red flag laws, license requirements shows holes in Pa. gun legislation, advocates say

Most Americans, regardless of political party, support stronger gun laws according to a new survey. Pa. still lacks many of those policies.
By Sammy Caiola/WHYY

An amendment tracker and complete guide to proposed changes in Pennsylvania’s Constitution

Pa. lawmakers are pitching a lot of changes to the state constitution. Use this tracker to learn about them before they end up on your ballot.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA