Charlotte Keith is an investigative reporter for Spotlight PA.

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Pa. banks inundated with requests for federal small business loans intended to prevent layoffs

The new program offers a lifeline, allowing small businesses to continue to make payroll despite a partial or total loss of revenue.

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Here’s the first look at how the coronavirus is gutting Pa. state finances, and it’s not pretty

The latest numbers are only the "tip of the iceberg,” state Revenue Secretary C. Daniel Hassell said.

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Delay of tax deadline due to the coronavirus will cause ‘significant disruption’ to Pa.’s budget process

The state typically collects a large chunk of income tax revenue in March and April as people file right before the deadline. With the delay, actual and projected revenues will be “very difficult to know” by the June 30 deadline for passing the state budget.

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Pennsylvania ‘particularly ill-prepared’ for financial blow caused by the coronavirus

The scale of the shortfall will become clearer in about a week, an official said, when final revenue numbers for March are released, coming in “many millions under estimate.”

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‘It’s going to hurt’: Struggling Pa. towns brace for financial gut punch from the coronavirus

As businesses close or cut back and workers are laid off, much needed revenues could plummet.

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Fight rages over medical malpractice lawsuits in Pa. as report fails to settle the dispute

The outcome could have major implications for anyone who's hurt during a medical procedure and sues for damages.

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Millions of dollars in Pa. tax credits may not be paying off for taxpayers

In the most recent fiscal year, the state gave away more than $500 million in tax credits. But an independent office reviewing them is questioning whether some pay dividends for taxpayers.

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Canceled meetings and finger-pointing plague top Pa. economic development agency

Some say backroom disputes between board members of the Commonwealth Financing Authority are delaying funding for projects.

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Trump tax break isn’t delivering for the struggling places across Pa. that need it most

A tax incentive program hailed by President Trump as a lifeline for struggling urban areas, including hundreds in Pennsylvania, is instead largely benefitting projects in areas that were already experiencing redevelopment.