Last week, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced he will propose a three-year tax incentive of up to $2,500 a year for newly certified teachers, nurses and police officers in his upcoming Budget Address.
“Gov. Shapiro understands the critical workforce shortage the commonwealth faces and is committed to taking action to support workers and businesses,” a release said. Building an economy that works for everyone, ensuring that every Pennsylvania child receives a quality education, and making communities across the commonwealth safer are the top priorities that will be reflected in his March 7 address.
“I’ll be proposing a new $2,500 personal income tax credit to hire new cops, teachers and new nurses every year for at least the next three years,” Shapiro told KYW Newsradio and KDKA. “It’s going to help us put more teachers in the classroom, more nurses in the hospital, and more police officers and troopers in our communities.”
Shapiro previously shared that his upcoming budget proposal will include a 50% increase for the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program and a 25% increase in funding for computer science and STEM education through Pennsylvania’s PA Smart Program.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer