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Shapiro’s Budget Better Be “Competitive as Hell”

Originally published at RealClearPennsylvania

Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro likes to brag about being “competitive as hell.” Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is losing—and I’m not talking about football.

U.S. News & World Report pegs the commonwealth’s economy at 38th among the 50 states. For the best states to find a job, WalletHub ranks Pennsylvania 46th nationally.

Unsurprisingly, residents are finding greener pastures elsewhere. Pennsylvania lost 25,000 residents to outmigration in 2023, according to the Census Bureau. In the last 13 years, Pennsylvania has experienced just one year of positive domestic migration—a net loss of more than 300,000 movers.

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