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Josh Shapiro plays to the middle while pleasing the left

Originally published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Perhaps you’ve heard: Our governor is a moderate president-in-the-making.

Josh Shapiro is leaning into this image as the state legislature negotiates next year’s budget, indicating that he supports a school-choice scholarship program for low-income students — a popular policy across the political aisle. But he’s so far shown that appearing moderate is more important than passing moderate policies.

Gov. Shapiro now faces a choice. He can either fail to pass the scholarships before the June 30 budget deadline, perhaps permanently tarnishing his moderate image, or he can show the kind of leadership he promised but has yet to deliver.

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