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The floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

An update on the state budget impasse | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 15, 2023

The impasse, caused by disagreement over a proposal to fund private school tuition vouchers with taxpayer dollars, is still ongoing, and with lawmakers not scheduled to return to Harrisburg until mid-September, shows no signs of progress any time soon.

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Legislators welcome funds for maternal health included in House-approved budget bill

BY: - July 13, 2023

The current iteration of Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first state budget includes a first-of-its-kind $2.3 million investment in expanding maternal health programming and implementation of prevention strategies to reduce maternal mortality in Pennsylvania.

The floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

ICYMI: The biggest headlines from budget negotiations this week | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 8, 2023

Lawmakers and state officials have quarreled over the inclusion of a $100 million for a school voucher program in the budget, which Shapiro promised this week to line-item veto in an effort to compromise with Democrats opposed to the vouchers.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. lawmakers, advocates react to state budget passage

BY: - July 5, 2023

*This breaking story was updated at 6:39 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 to include additional information. The state House voted 117-86 to pass a proposed $45.5 billion state budget late Wednesday, sending the spending plan to Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk for a signature.  In a statement following Wednesday’s vote, Shapiro said he was proud […]

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Senate GOP outlines 2023-24 priorities ahead of state budget address | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 4, 2023

With Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro scheduled to give his first budget address next Tuesday, Senate Republicans this week outlined their "principles and priorities" for the 2023-24 state budget.