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Pennsylvania’s Senate has answered Gov. Shapiro’s challenge

Originally published at The Patriot-News

Following his budget address in February, Gov. Josh Shapiro challenged critics, saying, “If you don’t like my plan, show me yours.” Last week, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate responded with actual legislation.

The counter: a vision focusing on reducing taxes and expanding educational options—starkly contrasting Shapiro’s massive spending increases and never-ending deficits, which would necessitate tax hikes on working families.

Among his many slogans, Shapiro likes to say that the state has “$14 billion in reserves” just waiting for him to spend, and after his massive spending increase, the state would still have “$11 billion at the end of the year.” There are two main problems with this refrain.

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