Josh Shapiro

Budget

PA’s structural deficit could shape budget battle for years to come

Pennsylvania’s budget cycle presents challenges both old and new as leaders grapple with a long-budget structural deficit.

Philadelphia

Gov. Shapiro touts $50M proposal for home repairs program in Philadelphia

Lawmakers said demand for the Whole-Home Repairs Program far outweighs current funding

Agriculture

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers acquire HP Hood facility in Philadelphia

Gov. Shapiro said Tuesday the investment will keep 178 jobs in the community

Interviews & Profiles

Q&A with Brian Regli

The governor’s executive director of critical investments discusses the future of Pennsylvania’s energy sector

Capitol Beat

Shapiro taps Al Schmidt to lead new election threats task force

The task force is designed to improve communication among government entities and mitigate election-related threats.

Energy

Q&A with House Environmental Resources and Energy Chair Greg Vitali

The Delaware County Democrat spoke to City & State on the future of energy in the commonwealth

Energy

Reconsidering the reckoning over RGGI

As both sides dig in ever deeper over the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, fault lines and strategies become clearer, even as its future remains up in the air.

Criminal Justice

Philadelphia City Council moves ahead with prohibition of skill games

City officials are tackling the issue amid legislative inaction at the state level

Criminal Justice

‘The need is great’ for money to pay public defenders, Shapiro says after proposing $10M increase

Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense

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News & Politics

Five for Friday: What you missed from Shapiro’s budget proposal

The governor’s $48.3 billion spending plan calls for a wide range of new investments

Budget

Philly Dems: SEPTA boost just one highlight for city in Shapiro budget proposal

The governor proposed a $283 million increase in transit funding statewide

Budget

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget: By the Numbers

The governor delivered his second budget address to the General Assembly Tuesday, proposing a $48.3 billion spending plan.

Capitol Beat

Home Improvement, Season 2: Democrats highlight demand for Whole Home Repairs

Lawmakers call for greater investment in home repairs ahead of Gov. Shapiro’s budget address

Policy

Shapiro unveils $40M tech-centric plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy

Robotics, agriculture, energy, life sciences and manufacturing are focuses of the new Statewide Economic Development Strategy

News & Politics

Five for Friday: Shapiro’s higher education plan

Shapiro’s blueprint for higher education seeks to impact affordability and accessibility

Capitol Beat

Mapping the path forward: Legislating the next stage of reproductive rights in Pennsylvania

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution would take several years

Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania among the states vying for leadership role on AI

The commonwealth is taking significant steps toward investment in artificial intelligence