shapiro budget address

Shapiro paid homage to conservative ideas in his budget address

Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer

The most notable part of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address last week is what he left unsaid. He did not gut charter schools like his predecessor. He did not propose any radical “Green New Deal” mandates. He did not defend defunding the police. In fact, he’s planning to increase its budget.

Are we sure Shapiro is really a Democrat?

Yes, he’s still spending too much. But left-wing Democrats have got to be fuming. This is not the radical tax and spender they were hoping for. Republicans aren’t fuming over Shapiro’s policy proposals. Instead, they’ve found common ground.

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