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History shows Gov. Shapiro’s next move matters

Originally published in The Patriot-News

The next few months are critical to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s legacy, and he knows it. The 2023–24 state budget, due June 30th, remains unfinished. Can Shapiro bring a divided government together? If he can’t, history shows he will be hard-pressed to accomplish anything significant in the future.

Yet, in “A Tear in Superman’s Cape,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board predicts all will end well for Shapiro: “He will likely emerge stronger than ever, after a salutary dose of humility and a few lessons learned.”

Not so fast.

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