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Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro

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Josh grew up in Pennsylvania, watching his parents serve their community — his father was a pediatrician, and his mother was an educator. Their example inspired Josh to enter into public service, and from a young age, Josh recognized that standing up for others was how he wanted to spend his career. After marrying his high-school sweetheart Lori and welcoming their first child, Josh returned to his hometown and successfully ran for State Representative. As Representative, Josh helped write and pass some of the toughest ethics laws in state history. His work earned him a reputation as a rare public servant willing to take on the status quo — "a blast of oxygen in the smoke-choked back rooms of quid-pro-quo Harrisburg."

Then, as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's third-largest, Josh led a fiscal and ethical turnaround. Before he took office, Montgomery County had a $10 million budget deficit and an underfunded pension for county employees. Josh put the county back on solid financial footing, took early steps to combat the heroin epidemic, helped the first LGBTQ+ couples in Pennsylvania marry, and fired Wall Street money managers to save taxpayers and retirees millions.

In 2016, Josh successfully ran to be Pennsylvania's Attorney General. As Attorney General, he has restored integrity to an office badly in need of reform and taken on big fights for the people. He has proven to Pennsylvanians he can bring people together to solve tough problems and is unafraid to enforce the law without fear or favor.

Josh exposed the Catholic Church's decades-long cover up of child sexual abuse, identifying 301 predator priests and thousands of victims — and spurring investigations across the United States. He forced an agreement between two of the Commonwealth's largest insurance companies, protecting health care access for nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians, and he has repeatedly gone to court to defend Pennsylvanians' reproductive rights and a woman's right to choose.

He has held more than 100 corrupt officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, accountable for breaking the law. Working with law enforcement partners at the local, state, and federal level, he's arrested thousands of mid- and high-level drug dealers while getting thousands of illegal guns off our streets.

During the 2020 presidential election, Josh protected the right to vote and defended Pennsylvania's election result, winning in court dozens of times before and after Election Day. He continues to call out the dangerous lies that undermine our democracy and provide steady, strong, and competent leadership to protect voting rights in Pennsylvania.

In January 2021, Josh was sworn in for his second term as Attorney General. He arrested more than 8,000 drug dealers while investigating and suing pharmaceutical companies and the CEOs who knowingly perpetuated the opioid crisis to line their own pockets. He stood up for everyday consumers, seniors who've been scammed, and students preyed upon by private lenders by obtaining over $328 million in relief to Pennsylvanians who have been ripped off. He led on criminal justice reform, bringing activists and law enforcement together to launch a new statewide police misconduct database, taking on employers who steal from Pennsylvania workers.

In November 2022, Josh made history as the highest vote-getter in Pennsylvania gubernatorial history. Alongside his running mate Austin Davis, Josh is working with every Pennsylvanian to move our Commonwealth forward.

Josh and Lori are the proud parents of Sophia, Jonah, Max, and Reuben.

Recent News

On Final Day of Great American Getaway RV Tour, Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro Visit Peddler’s Village in Bucks County, Highlighting Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses and Charming Communities

On the seventh and final day of the Great American Getaway RV tour, Governor Shapiro stopped in Bucks County to visit small businesses at Peddler’s Village and highlight the quaint communities that make PA a premier weekend getaway…

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Governor Shapiro Brings Great American Getaway RV Tour to Lake Wallenpaupack and the Pocono Mountains, Highlighting the Breathtaking Outdoor Adventure Experiences Pennsylvania Has to Offer for the Entire Family

On the sixth day of the Great American Getaway RV tour, Governor Shapiro made stops in Pike, Wayne, Monroe, and Carbon counties, highlighting the fishing, boating, and outdoor adventures the Pocono Mountain region has to offer. Hawley, PA –…

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Governor Shapiro Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Observance of Memorial Day

Harrisburg, PA – On May 24th, in accordance with the United States flag code and the President’s proclamation, Governor Josh Shapiro ordered United States and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and…

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Governor Shapiro Brings Great American Getaway RV Tour to Clarion, Tioga, and Warren Counties,Visiting Small Businesses, Touring Charming Towns, and Showcasing Breathtaking Outdoor Recreation Attractions

On the fifth day of the Great American Getaway RV tour, Governor Shapiro made stops in Clarion, Tioga, and Warren counties, promoting small businesses and showcasing Pennsylvania’s outdoor recreation industry and experiences. Wellsboro, PA…

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First Lady Lori Shapiro and the Governor’s Advisory Commissions on Women and Next Generation Engagement Recognize Menstrual Health Awareness Month

Governor Shapiro’s budget includes $3 million to provide menstrual hygiene products in schools at no cost to students. Harrisburg, Pa – This week, First Lady Lori Shapiro, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory…

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Governor Shapiro, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Visit Pittsburgh Celebrate City's Selection as the Host of the 2026 NFL Draft

Governor Shapiro strongly advocated for Pittsburgh, having multiple conversations with NFL leadership and sending a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in February announcing his support for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bid. The Steel City…

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Governor Shapiro Brings Great American Getaway RV Tour to Fayette and Allegheny Counties, Showcasing Pennsylvania’s Incredible State Parks, Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Selection as the 2026 NFL Draft Host

Governor Shapiro Brings Great American Getaway RV Tour to Fayette and Allegheny Counties, Showcasing Pennsylvania’s Incredible State Parks, Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Selection as the 2026 NFL Draft Host, and Enjoying Family-Friendly…

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In Bedford County, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Siger Visit Small Businesses, Announce Nearly $7 Million to Support Pennsylvania's Main Streets and Communities Across the Commonwealth

Supporting our main streets is an essential element of Governor Shapiro’s economic development strategy and 2024-25 budget proposal – and the funding announced on May 22nd, will support 49 community improvement projects in 25 counties.…

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Governor Shapiro Brings Great American Getaway RV Tour to Bedford and Lancaster, Announcing Investments in PA’s Main Streets and Visiting Historic Food Market and Highlighting Exciting Sports Attractions

On the third day of the Great American Getaway RV tour, Governor Shapiro made stops in Bedford and Lancaster, promoting small businesses and highlighting fun, historic attractions suited for the whole family. Lancaster, PA – On May 22nd,…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Launches Great American Getaway Tourism Brand, Embarks on Statewide RV Tour to Encourage Tens of Millions Within a Few Hours' Drive to Visit Pennsylvania

“There truly is no better endorsement than the Governor and his family traveling the state, sharing their experiences and their passion for all things Pennsylvania.” Harrisburg, PA – On May 20th, Governor Josh Shapiro and…

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Governor Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Davis Bring Great American Getaway RV Tour to Philadelphia to Kick Off the Nation's 250th Anniversary Celebrations, Visit Historical Sites and Promote Small Businesses

On the second day of the Great American Getaway RV tour, Governor Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Davis visited 7 stops in Philadelphia, promoting small businesses, visiting the most important historic sites in the country that tell the story of our…

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Governor Shapiro Launches New State Tourism Brand: Pennsylvania: The Great American Getaway to Encourage Tens of Millions Within a Few Hours Drive to Visit Pennsylvania

Tourism is a key piece of the Governor’s economic development strategy, generating $76 billion and supporting more than 486,000 jobs a year in PA – and the new brand builds on Governor Shapiro’s proposed $18 million tourism and…

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ICYMI: Republican and Democratic Legislators Praise Governor Shapiro’s Proposed Investment in Clean, Safe, and On-Time Public Transit as 'Necessary' and 'Important'

“With support from Gov. Shapiro’s budget proposal, we plan to hire 40 new police officers next year, which would significantly enhance our patrols, uniformed police presence, and enforcement efforts.” “I commend Governor…

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Governor Shapiro and Secretary Carroll Ride SEPTA Regional Rail, Highlighting How the Governor’s Proposed Budget Supports Clean, Safe, and On-Time Public Transit Across the Commonwealth

Safe, clean, and on-time public transit is essential to Pennsylvanians’ daily lives and our economic growth – and the Governor’s 2024-25 budget proposal invests $282 million in the 32 public transit systems that millions of…

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WATCH: Meredith Elizalde Talks About the Importance of Investing in Violence Prevention After Governor Shapiro Visits Roxborough High School Mural in Honor of Her Son Nick

Meredith Elizalde was a guest at Governor Shapiro’s budget address in February and has been a powerful advocate for gun violence prevention. Governor Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 budget invests $100 million to reduce gun violence and…

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In Lancaster, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Carroll Highlight the Need to Pass Governor's Proposed $282.8 Million Budget Investment in Public Transit to Connect PA Communities and Support Seniors

Governor Shapiro’s proposed budget invests nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over the next five years in transit systems that Pennsylvanians rely on – especially in suburban and rural communities. Nearly one million…

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Governor Shapiro Signs Bill into Law Permanently Classifying Xylazine as Schedule III Drug, Taking Further Action Against the Dangerous Drug While Maintaining Legal Access for Veterinary Use

Act 17 of 2024 follows Governor Shapiro’s move to temporarily schedule xylazine last year, adding an additional tool to the Shapiro Administration’s multidisciplinary approach to combatting the opioid epidemic. Since 2018, Pennsylvania…

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FACT SHEET: Governor Shapiro’s Budget Proposal Will Fund Public Transit All Across the Commonwealth

Harrisburg, PA – During his budget address in February, Governor Josh Shapiro proposed a 1.75% increase in funding for the transit systems all across the Commonwealth that Pennsylvanians rely on. The Governor’s proposal represents the…

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Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order to Expand Opportunity for Pennsylvanians Seeking a Career in Public Service and Make the Commonwealth the Best Employer in Pennsylvania

The Shapiro Administration has expanded opportunities for Commonwealth workers since Day One – emphasizing skills and experience in hiring, investing in mental health resources for employees, expanding internship and apprentice programs,…

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Turning Dirt Into Jobs: What People Are Saying About Governor Shapiro’s PA SITES Program to Build Shovel-Ready Sites, Create Jobs, and Attract More Businesses to Pennsylvania

“We are thankful to Governor Shapiro for making economic development a priority in Pennsylvania. Programs like PA SITES provide much-needed support, making hard-to-do properties economically feasible for development.” “The lack…

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Governor Shapiro Announces $2.5 Million PA SITES Investment in Westmoreland County to Attract Business and Jobs to Western Pennsylvania

Compared to neighboring states, Pennsylvania lacks readily available sites for major business expansion – but the PA SITES pilot program is changing that, helping 7 sites secure necessary permits, build out critical infrastructure, and prepare…

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Governor Shapiro Announces $10.6 Million in New Funding for Site Development Pilot Program to Create More Shovel-Ready Sites for Businesses in Pennsylvania

PA SITES pilot program will fund 7 sites all across the Commonwealth, helping local economic development agencies secure necessary permits, build out critical infrastructure needed for these sites, and prepare them for major businesses and employers…

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Governor Shapiro Signs Bills Into Law

Harrisburg, PA – On May 8th, Governor Josh Shapiro signed HB 358, HB 917, SB 709, SB 945, SB 979, and SB 1111 into…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro’s Proposed Investments to Combat Gun Violence and Support Law Enforcement Would Make 'A Crucial Difference' and Allow Pennsylvania to 'Have a Much Bigger Impact'

“Our Governor Josh Shapiro doesn’t just talk the talk – he cares. He shows that by the commitment he’s made to gun violence. I can’t tell you how much that means to thousands of families who have come through my doors…

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In Philadelphia, Governor Shapiro, Local Leaders Highlight Proposed Budget Investments to Combat Gun Violence, Create Opportunities for Kids, and Make PA Communities Safer

Governor Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 budget proposal invests $100 million to reduce gun violence – including an additional $37.5 million to reduce community violence by investing in proven initiatives like afterschool programs, job…

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Governor Shapiro Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

Harrisburg, PA – On May 3rd, in accordance with the United States flag code, Governor Josh Shapiro ordered United States and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and grounds across the Commonwealth of…

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Shapiro Administration Announces Five State Boards Have Adopted New Policies Making Clear That Conversion Therapy on LGBTQ+ Minors is Harmful and Unprofessional

All five State Boards took action to protect Pennsylvania youth, warning that licensees who engage in conversion therapy may be subject to administrative discipline. Harrisburg, PA – Affirming its support for the health and well-being of…

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Governor Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Davis, and Luzerne County Leaders Call for Increased Investments in Local Law Enforcement to Combat Gun Violence

Governor Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 budget would invest an additional $37.5 million to help local law enforcement investigate and prosecute gun related crime. Bipartisan group of elected and law enforcement leaders comes together to…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Joins Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread to Announce $123.2 Million Expansion in Chambersburg

World-famous Pennsylvania company will add approximately 295,000 square feet to its existing plant in Chambersburg while creating 127 new jobs over five years and retaining 659 current employees statewide. Martin’s is the latest…

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One Year of CODE PA: New Shapiro Administration Tech Team Transforms How Pennsylvanians Interact with the Commonwealth Online, Reimagines Digital Service Delivery, and Helps State Government Move at the Speed of Business

Governor Shapiro created CODE PA one year ago to create user-friendly and accessible digital services that create opportunity for Pennsylvanians – and CODE PA has helped to make state government move at the speed of business. In its first…

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Governor Shapiro Visits Allegheny County Non-Profit Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism to Highlight How Proposed Budget Investments Would Expand ID/A Services and Support Direct Support Professionals

Governor Shapiro has been traveling the Commonwealth and meeting with the ID/A community, advocates, and families – from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to the Lehigh Valley – to hear top concerns firsthand and learn how his Administration…

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ICYMI: ‘This Year We Feel Different’: Advocates for Pennsylvanians with ID/A Continue to Praise Governor Shapiro’s Historic Budget Proposal to Expand ID/A Services, Eliminate Waiting Lists

“I felt that Governor Shapiro really listened to me. He asked great questions. I know he wants to improve the pay rates for support staff. At the end of the budget address, I felt heard. I finally felt heard. He gave the issue names, faces, a…

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Governor Shapiro: $274 Million Investment in State and Federal Funding to Improve Water Quality in 22 Counties Across Pennsylvania

The funding will support 30 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across the Commonwealth which will increase water quality for Pennsylvania’s citizens. With April 24th’s announcement, PENNVEST has…

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Governor Shapiro Unveils New Statewide Energy Initiative, Making Pennsylvania the First State Government to Commit to Getting 50 Percent of Its Electricity from Solar Power

The Shapiro Administration’s Project to Utilize Light and Solar Energy (PA PULSE) initiative will provide 50 percent of the Commonwealth government’s electricity from ten new solar arrays in Pennsylvania, providing affordable and…

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WATCH: What Pennsylvanians with ID/A, Caregivers, and Advocates Are Saying About Governor Shapiro’s Proposed Budget Investments for ID/A Services

“I am hopeful for Pennsylvania’s future when I see people in positions of power taking action that is effective now. This will be a game changer. Thank you, Governor Shapiro, thank you.” Harrisburg, PA – Since Governor…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Will Reduce Reliance on Standardized Testing, Calls for 'Less Testing, More Learning' to Help Students and Teachers Succeed

“The Governor’s plan to streamline how we administer standardized tests throughout the commonwealth will reduce our reliance on PSSAs and Keystone exams while ensuring students and teachers have the flexibility they need to be…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro, DHS Secretary Arkoosh Travel the Commonwealth to Meet with Pennsylvanians with ID/A and Hear How the Governor’s Historic Budget Proposal Would Expand ID/A Services

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, the Governor and Secretary Arkoosh have traveled across the Commonwealth meeting with Pennsylvanians with ID/A, caregivers, and advocates to hear how the 2024-25 budget will support more…

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Less Testing, More Learning: Governor Shapiro Takes Action to Reduce Reliance on Standardized Testing, Help More Students and Teachers Succeed

At the Governor’s direction, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will implement a three-part plan to overhaul Pennsylvania’s state assessment system that includes moving PSSA and Keystone testing online. These changes…

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Governor Shapiro, DHS Secretary Arkoosh Hear from Pennsylvanians with ID/A, Caregivers, and Advocates About How Historic Budget Proposal Would Expand ID/A Services

The Governor visited BARC Development Services in Warminster to hear how his proposed budget investments would address the workforce shortage of direct support professionals and help more Pennsylvanians with ID/A receive the home and community-based…

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Governor Shapiro Signs Bills Into Law

Harrisburg, PA – On April 15th, Governor Josh Shapiro signed HB 1295, HB 1795, SB 45, SB 55, SB 115, and SB 740 into…

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Shapiro Administration Makes Record Amount of State Funding Available for Property Tax Relief, Saving Millions of Pennsylvanians Money by Reducing Property Tax Burden

Governor Shapiro’s Office of the Budget certifies $900 million – a record amount – available to cut property taxes for millions of Pennsylvanians over the next five years. The Shapiro Administration’s continued track…

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Governor Shapiro Joins Workers, Local Leaders in Butler County Following Coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy, Successful Efforts to Save 1,300 Western Pennsylvania Jobs

Governor Shapiro engaged directly with the Biden Administration and detailed Pennsylvanians’ concerns in order to save approximately 1,300 jobs. DOE listened to Pennsylvania’s concerns and the final rule allows Cleveland-Cliffs…

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As Part of Collaboration with Shapiro Administration, CNX Resources Expands Air Monitoring to Seven Additional Sites in Western Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – As part of the historic collaboration between the Shapiro Administration and CNX Resources Corporation, CNX has expanded its air monitoring to nine of its sites in Western Pennsylvania, with plans to expand the program across…

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Governor Josh Shapiro and Bipartisan Legislative Leaders Announce Opening of PA Student Teacher Support Program Application

Harrisburg, PA - Today, Governor Josh Shapiro joined a bipartisan group of legislative leaders including Senator Vincent Hughes (D) and Senator Ryan Aument (R) and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) to announce the online…

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Following Insurance Guidance from Shapiro Administration, CVS Health Plans Joins Geisinger Health Plans to Cover Over the Counter Birth Control at No Cost

Harrisburg, PA - Last week, with the launch of the first ever FDA approved over-the-counter (OTC) daily birth control pill, Opill, Governor Josh Shapiro urged health insurers in Pennsylvania to make contraception more accessible and affordable…

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Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro Attend Erie's Total Solar Eclipse Viewing, Emphasize Importance of Tourism to Pennsylvania's Economy

Erie, PA - Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro joined NASA Astronaut and Pittsburgh-native Woody Hoburg, Lake Erie Speedway, VisitErie, Erie Downtown Partnership, the Erie Seawolves, and hundreds of thousands of eclipse-watchers…

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Governor Shapiro Speaks with Doctors and Advocates at Planned Parenthood to Discuss His Administration's New Health Insurance Guidance for Over-the-Counter Contraception

Harrisburg, PA - This week, Governor Josh Shapiro urged health insurers in Pennsylvania to make contraception more accessible and affordable, announcing new guidance on insurance coverage that may save women nearly $250 a year for over-the-counter…

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Governor Shapiro Visits the West Shore Senior Center in Cumberland County to Highlight Proposal to Expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

New Cumberland, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the West Shore Senior Center in Cumberland County to highlight his proposal to expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate for Pennsylvania seniors. Governor Shapiro prioritizes lowering costs…

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First Lady Shapiro Visits Fort Indiantown Gap to Support Pennsylvania National Guard, Veterans

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania First Lady Lori Shapiro today visited Fort Indiantown Gap (FTIG) in Lebanon County, to show the Shapiro Administration’s support for the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) and the more than 700,000 veterans…

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Shapiro Administration Announces All Commonwealth Agencies Take Critical Step in Improving Licensing, Permitting, and Certification Processes

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that all Commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction have completed a comprehensive review of their licensing, certification, and permitting processes – a critical…

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ICYMI: "We Should Have Done This Years Ago:" Governor Shapiro Touts Plans to Expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and Provide a Lifeline for Pennsylvanians in Erie

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the Erie West Senior Center to highlight his budget’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program to provide a lifeline for Pennsylvania seniors, renters,…

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Governor Shapiro Visits Erie West Senior Center to Highlight Budget Proposal to Expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and Help Pennsylvanians Stay in Their Homes

Erie, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the Erie West Senior Center to highlight his budget’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program to provide a lifeline for Pennsylvania renters and homeowners who are…

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ICYMI: "Setting a New Tone for Economic Development in Harrisburg:" Governor Shapiro Announces $81 Million Investment in Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Hub in Westmoreland County

HARRISBURG, PA – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro announced an $81 million investment to create a major, innovation-focused manufacturing operation in the New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park that will create 300 high-quality jobs in…

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Senate Confirms Governor Shapiro's Nominees to Lead the Departments of Aging, Community and Economic Development, and Transportation

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, the Senate confirmed three of Governor Josh Shapiro’s cabinet nominations: Department of Aging Secretary Jason Kavulich, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger, and Department of…

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Shapiro Administration Breaks Ground on New Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home Long-Term Care Building

Duncansville, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and the Pennsylvania Department of General Services broke ground on a new $97 million, 200-bed long-term care building for veterans…

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ICYMI: "ABig Day" and "A Very Good First Start:" Governor Shapiro Signs Landmark, Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Breast Cancer Screenings for Free As First Bill

HARRISBURG, PA – Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro signed the first bill of his Administration – Act 1 of 2023, a first-of-its-kind law in the nation that will require insurers to cover preventive breast and ovarian cancer screenings for…

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Governor Josh Shapiro and Re:Build Manufacturing Announce $81 Million Investment to Create Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Center, 300 Jobs in Westmoreland County

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro joined leadership from Re:Build Manufacturing (Re:Build), the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC), and Pennsylvania leaders to announce an $81 million investment to create a major,…

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Governor Shapiro Signs the First Bill of His Administration: Landmark, Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Breast Cancer Screenings for Free in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed the first bill of his Administration – Act 1 of 2023, a first-of-its-kind law in the nation that will require insurers to cover preventive breast and ovarian cancer screenings for…

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Governor Shapiro's First 100 Days: Bringing People Together All Across the Commonwealth to Deliver Real Results for Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG, PA – In his first 100 days in office, Governor Josh Shapiro has hit the ground running, traveling across the Commonwealth as his Administration works to create real opportunity and advance real freedom in Pennsylvania. The Shapiro…

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What People Are Saying About Governor Shapiro's First 100 Days in Office

HARRISBURG, PA – In his first 100 days in office, Governor Josh Shapiro has traveled across the Commonwealth, visiting over 20 counties, to hear from Pennsylvanians of all walks of life, including small business owners and teachers, first…

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Governor Josh Shapiro and Acting DCED Secretary Siger Highlight the Governor's Plans to Support Pennsylvania's Growing Biotechnology Industry in Visit to Bucks County

Doylestown, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Rick Siger visited the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Doylestown to speak with leaders in Pennsylvania’s growing…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Announces Prysmian Group North America to Invest $22.5 Million in Williamsport Manufacturing Expansion

Williamsport, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that Prysmian Group North America – a world leader in energy and telecommunications cable systems – will expand its existing Williamsport manufacturing facility, creating at…

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Statement from Governor Shapiro on The Fairness Act

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Josh Shapiro today released the following statement on The Fairness Act: “Throughout my career, I have always fought to protect Pennsylvanians’ rights and freedoms – including co-sponsoring prior…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Signs Executive Order Creating New Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience to Provide Improved, User-Friendly Online Services to Pennsylvanians

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an Executive Order announcing his customer service transformation strategy and establishing the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience (CODE PA) to improve online services for…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Visits Huntingdon and York Counties, Touts Proposed Investments in Manufacturing and Agriculture

HARRISBURG, PA – Last week, Governor Shapiro traveled to Cabinetworks in Huntingdon County and Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market in York County to tout his budget’s proposed investments in manufacturing and agriculture.…

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Governor Shapiro Discusses Budget Investments in Pennsylvania Agriculture And Organics at Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market in York County

Hellam, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Russell Redding toured Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market in Hellam, highlighting the Governor’s plans to make critical investments in the…

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Governor Shapiro Tours Cabinetworks Expansion in Huntingdon County, Highlights Investment to Create Over 300 New Manufacturing Jobs in Mt. Union

Huntingdon County, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and Acting Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger toured the Mt. Union facility of Cabinetworks, a national kitchen cabinet manufacturing company making a $23…

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ICYMI: Local Leaders, Community Advocates, Law Enforcement Officers Praise Governor Shapiro's Decision to Schedule Xylazine

Philadelphia, PA – Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro announced his Administration has taken action to limit access to xylazine, directing Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Bogen to submit a notice of intent to temporarily schedule it as a schedule…

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Governor Shapiro Directs Administration to Schedule Xylazine as a Controlled Substance, Taking Action Against Dangerous Drug Contributing to Opioid Overdoses

Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced his Administration is taking action to limit access to xylazine, commonly known as “tranq,” a powerful sedative approved for veterinary use on large animals but one that is…

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ICYMI: The Philadelphia Inquirer Details Governor Josh Shapiro's "Common Ground Approach" and Commitment to Bringing People Together

HARRISBURG, PA – In a feature story on Sunday, The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted how Governor Josh Shapiro has prioritized taking a “common ground approach” to working with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to deliver…

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Under the Leadership of the Shapiro–Davis Administration, Pennsylvania is Open for Business

HARRISBURG, PA – Since taking office, the Shapiro-Davis Administration has been committed to creating real opportunity and spurring economic growth here in the Commonwealth. Governor Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Davis have traveled across…

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ICYMI: Leaders Across Pennsylvania Support Governor Shapiro's Commonsense Budget Proposal to Build Safer Communities

Harrisburg, PA – Across the Commonwealth, support is growing for Governor Josh Shapiro’s commonsense budget proposal to sustainably fund the Pennsylvania State Police well into the future and create safer communities for Pennsylvania…

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro Announce Partnership to Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement, Protect Workers' Rights

PHILADELPHIA – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro today visited the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 21 training facility in Philadelphia to tour the innovative…

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Joins Gov. Shapiro in Eliminating Degree Requirements for State Jobs

HARRISBURG, PA –Governor Josh Shapiro continues to lead the way on opening the doors of opportunity to more people and eliminating unnecessary college degree requirements to fill jobs. Yesterday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive…

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Shapiro Administration Launches Abortion Access Website After Texas Ruling, Reminds Pennsylvanians Medication Abortion Remains Legal in the Commonwealth

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro launched a new website for reproductive health care resources to provide facts and information in the wake of the Texas decision seeking to restrict access to medication abortions nationwide.…

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All Across the Commonwealth, Pennsylvanians Are Hearing About Governor Shapiro's Commitment to Building Safer Communities

Harrisburg, PA – Since unveiling his first budget address a month ago, Governor Josh Shapiro has met with first responders across the Commonwealth to hear from them and discuss his budget’s commonsense proposals to help build safer…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Visits Lancaster Fire Department to Highlight Proposed Investments in Fire, EMS, and 9-1-1 Services

HARRISBURG, PA – Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the Lancaster Fire Department to share his proposal to invest $36 million for equipment, training, and staffing needs for firefighters and EMS providers and over $50 million in county…

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Governor Shapiro Highlights Commitment to Creating Safer Communities Across Pennsylvania, Discusses Commonsense Budget Investments in Fire and EMS Services in Visit to Lancaster Fire Department

Lancaster, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro met with local firefighters in Lancaster and shared his plans to create safer communities by investing $36 million for equipment, training, and staffing needs for firefighters and EMS providers and…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Visits Altoona Fire Department to Discuss His Budget's Investments in Fire, EMS, and 9-1-1 Services

HARRISBURG, PA – Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro highlighted his plans to create safer communities by investing in Pennsylvania’s 9-1-1 emergency communications system, firefighters, and emergency medical services (EMS) providers during…

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Governor Shapiro Shares Plans to Make Communities Safer, Highlights Investments in Fire and EMS Services in Visit to Altoona Fire Department

Altoona, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro highlighted his plans to create safer communities by investing in Pennsylvania’s 9-1-1 emergency communications system and firefighters, and emergency medical services (EMS) providers during a…

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ICYMI: “A Great Move,” Public Safety Officials Praise Governor Shapiro’s “Bipartisan, Apolitical” Plan to Invest in 9-1-1 Dispatch, Firefighters, and EMS Providers

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Shapiro visited the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center in Eagleville to discuss his budget’s proposed investments of more than $50 million in county 9-1-1 systems and $36 million for…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Fire Departments and First Responders Have Been Repaid $1 Million by Norfolk Southern So Far

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that Norfolk Southern has completed their first $1 million in reimbursements to Pennsylvania fire departments, first responders, and Beaver County Hazmat. This initial $1 million from…

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Governor Shapiro Highlights Commitment to Making Communities Safer, Investments in 9-1-1 Dispatch, Fire, and EMS Services in Visit to Montgomery County 9-1-1 Center

Eagleville, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro highlighted his plans to create safer communities by investing in Pennsylvania’s 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system, firefighters, and emergency medical services (EMS) providers during a visit…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Joins Senator Scott Martin And Pennsylvania Farmers to Highlight Commonwealth's Action and Proposed Investments to Address Avian Flu Crisis

East Earl, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro met with Lancaster County farmers at Silver Valley Farm to discuss his Administration’s coordinated response to the Hi-Path Avian Influenza crisis and outline elements of his commonsense…

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What Pennsylvania Teachers, Nurses, And Cops Think About Governor Shapiro's Budget Proposals

Harrisburg, PA – Since unveiling his commonsense budget proposal – filled with solutions to the problems Pennsylvania communities face every day – Governor Shapiro has met with Pennsylvanians from across the Commonwealth to learn…

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Governor and First Lady Shapiro Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Governor's Residence, Highlight Importance of Investing in Early Childhood Education Across the Commonwealth

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro were joined by Pre-K for PA to host pre-school classes from across Pennsylvania for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence – the…

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ICYMI: First Lady Shapiro, Second Lady Holmes Davis Urge Support of Local Food Banks Amid Major Federal Changes to SNAP in New Op-Ed

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania First Lady Lori Shapiro and Second Lady Blayre Holmes Davis in a recent op-ed reminded Pennsylvanians of major federal changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that went into effect earlier…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Visits Site of Explosion in West Reading, Pledges Continued Support and Commonwealth Resources in Ongoing Recovery Efforts

West Reading, PA?– Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and PEMA Director Randy Padfield visited the site of the explosion that took place yesterday evening at the RM Palmer Company in West Reading, Pennsylvania. This morning, Governor Shapiro was…

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All Across the Commonwealth, Governor Shapiro Touts His Plans to Rebuild Pennsylvania's Workforce

Harrisburg, PA – In the two weeks since his first budget address, Governor Josh Shapiro has traveled across the Commonwealth to discuss his budget’s commonsense proposals to rebuild Pennsylvania’s workforce. Governor Shapiro…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Shares Plans to Recruit More Municipal Police Officers at Mercyhurst Municipal Police Academy in Erie

Erie, PA?– Today, Governor Josh Shapiro met with cadets at the Mercyhurst Municipal Police Academy in Erie, where he heard about the challenges they’re facing and discussed his commonsense budget proposal that invests in public safety…

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ICYMI: Gov. Shapiro Highlights Plan to Address Teacher Workforce Shortage in Visit to Pittsburgh School

HARRISBURG, PA – At a visit to a Pittsburgh school yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro shared his plans for rebuilding Pennsylvania’s teacher workforce and making our schools better, healthier, and safer. Earlier this month, Governor…

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Gov. Shapiro Highlights Commitment to Creating Better Schools, Recruiting More Teachers in Visit to Pittsburgh Elementary School

Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Josh Shapiro today shared his plans for rebuilding Pennsylvania’s teacher workforce and making our schools better, healthier, and safer for Pennsylvania students during a visit to Pittsburgh Colfax K-8.…

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Governor Shapiro Continues to Lead the Nation on Eliminating College Degree Requirements, Garners Praise from Former President Barack Obama

HARRISBURG, PA –Governor Josh Shapiro continues to lead the way on opening the doors of opportunity to more people and eliminating unnecessary college degree requirements to fill jobs. Last week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced he…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Highlights Commonsense Proposal to Recruit More Nurses, Invest in Healthier Communities

Gwynedd Valley, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro met with student nurses at Gwynedd Mercy University in Montgomery County, where he heard from them about the challenges they face and discussed his commonsense budget proposals that invest in…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Highlights Commonsense Proposal to Recruit More Police Officers and Invest in Public Safety at Lackawanna College Police Academy

Scranton, PA?– Today, Governor Josh Shapiro met with cadets at the Lackawanna College Police Academy in Scranton, where he heard from them about the challenges they face and discussed his commonsense budget proposal which invests in public…

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Gov. Shapiro Highlights Plans to Rebuild Workforce, Recruit More Teachers into PA Classrooms During Visit to Philadelphia High School

PHILADELPHIA – Governor Josh Shapiro today shared his vision for rebuilding Pennsylvania’s teacher workforce during a visit to the George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science in Philadelphia, highlighting his…

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After Governor's Call to Action in Budget Address, Shapiro Administration Issues First Whole-Home Repairs Payments

Harrisburg, PA – Just three days after his first budget address, Governor Josh Shapiro announced Lackawanna and Wayne counties received over $2 million through the Whole-Home Repairs Program, the first counties to receive funding through the…

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ICYMI: Pennsylvanians Across the Commonwealth Praise Governor Shapiro’s Commonsense Budget Proposal

HARRISBURG, PA – Days after unveiling his first budget proposal to the people of Pennsylvania, people across the Commonwealth from both parties are praising the Governor’s commonsense solutions to address the most pressing issues…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Discusses How His Budget Proposal Offers Commonsense Solutions to Recruit Frontline Workers, Protect Seniors, and Support Students Across Northeast Pennsylvania

“Pennsylvanians are facing critical labor shortages and I think we see this most acute in public safety, education, and in healthcare. These are frontline workers who we all depend upon. That’s why in my budget I’m proposing a…

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Republicans and Democrats Across Pennsylvania Are Praising Governor Josh Shapiro's Commonsense Budget

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal is receiving bipartisan praise from leaders all across the Commonwealth for its commonsense approach to addressing the challenges Pennsylvanians are facing. Democrats, Republicans,…

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Governor Shapiro's 2023 Budget Address as Prepared

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro delivered his inaugural Budget Address to the General Assembly. The following is the address as prepared: Thank you. Lieutenant Governor Davis, Madam Speaker McClinton, Madam President Pro Tem…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Unveils Commonsense Budget to Address the Issues Pennsylvania Faces

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro presented his first budget to the people of Pennsylvania – sharing his vision for commonsense investments to make Pennsylvania communities safer and healthier, create real opportunity and…

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What People Are Saying About Governor Josh Shapiro's Commonsense Budget to Address the Issues Pennsylvania Faces

Harrisburg, PA – Leaders across the Commonwealth are applauding Governor Josh Shapiro’s budget for its commonsense solutions to the challenges Pennsylvanians are facing every day. From building an economy that works for all, to ensuring…

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After Meeting with Norfolk Southern CEO, Governor Shapiro Announces the Company Will Pay Millions for the Impacts of Train Derailment on Pennsylvania Residents

Harrisburg, PA – Days after meeting with Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw in the Governor’s Office in Harrisburg, Governor Josh Shapiro has secured an initial commitment from Norfolk Southern to pay millions for damages to Pennsylvania and…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Proposes $2,500 Tax Credit to Recruit New Teachers, Nurses, and Police Officers in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – This morning, Governor 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. Governor Shapiro…

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Governor Shapiro Leads the Nation on Eliminating College Degree Requirements, Expanding Job Opportunities

HARRISBURG, PA –Governor Josh Shapiro is leading the way on opening the doors of opportunity to more people and expanding our workforce. Since the Governor signed an executive order removing four-year college degree requirements for most state…

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Governor Shapiro Appoints Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced he is appointing Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). The Shapiro-Davis Administration has made public safety a…

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Shapiro Davis Administration Opens a Pennsylvania Health Resource Center in Beaver County

Harrisburg, PA – The Shapiro Administration announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is opening a Health Resource Center in Darlington Township, Beaver County for residents of Beaver and Lawrence counties who have…

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ICYMI: The Shapiro Administration Continues to Support Pennsylvanians, Ensure Accountability After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

HARRISBURG, PA – Since the February 3 Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the Shapiro Administration has led a coordinated response to keep Pennsylvanians safe and informed while working to hold Norfolk Southern…

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Governor Shapiro Announces All Cabinet Members, Governor's Office Staff, and Senior Managers Have Signed Integrity Pledge

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that 100% of the employees covered by his ethics package – all cabinet members, Governor’s office staff, and senior managers with the Commonwealth – have signed the…

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Governor Shapiro Visits East Palestine and Beaver County to Give Update and Hear More from Residents After Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

Darlington Township, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro visited East Palestine, Ohio to provide an update on the Norfolk Southern train derailment alongside United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and Governor…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Takes Steps to Hold Norfolk Southern Accountable and Keep Pennsylvanians Safe After East Palestine Train Derailment

Harrisburg, PA – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro sent a letter to Norfolk Southern Corporation CEO Alan Shaw expressing serious concerns regarding the company’s management of the February 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio after…

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Governor Shapiro Announces He Will Not Issue Any Execution Warrants During His Term, Calls on General Assembly to Abolish the Death Penalty

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that he will not issue any execution warrants during his term and called on the General Assembly to join nearly half of the country in abolishing the death penalty for good. Governor…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Will Conduct Independent Water Sampling Following Ohio Train Derailment

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Shapiro Administration announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be conducting independent water sampling to closely monitor water contamination risks related to the East…

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Governor Josh Shapiro Lays Out Serious Concerns Regarding Norfolk Southern’s Incident Management After Meeting with Beaver County Officials

Harrisburg, PA – Today, following a meeting with Beaver County Commissioners, local elected officials, and emergency management leaders, Governor Shapiro sent a letter to Norfolk Southern Corporation CEO Alan Shaw, expressing serious concerns…

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ICYMI: The Shapiro Administration Continues to Champion Economic Opportunity for Pennsylvania Workers and Small Businesses

HARRISBURG, PA – In his first three weeks in office, Governor Josh Shapiro took immediate steps to spur economic development for Pennsylvania workers and businesses. Editorial boards and columnists across the Commonwealth and country have…

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Shapiro Administration Awards School Safety Grants to 166 Schools Across Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that more than $8 million in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants have been awarded to 166 schools in Pennsylvania to improve school safety. Grants can be used to create safer school…

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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania Editorial Boards And Columnists Praise Governor Josh Shapiro's First Executive Orders in Office

HARRISBURG, PA – Editorial boards and columnists across the Commonwealth and the nation are praising Governor Josh Shapiro’s first three weeks in office and his first Executive Orders for their focus on spurring economic development and…

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East Palestine Update: Residents Can Safely Return Home

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro, East Palestine Fire Chief and Incident Commander Keith Drabick, and local, state, and federal officials representing both states announced today that…

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Governor Shapiro Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of McKeesport Police Officer

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, in accordance with the United States flag code, Governor Josh Shapiro ordered United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and grounds across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to…

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ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Continues to Create Opportunities for All Pennsylvanians as His Administration Improves the Permitting Process And Spurs Economic Development

HARRISBURG, PA – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro continued his work to spur economic development and support workers, signing an Executive Order to improve the Commonwealth’s licensing, permitting, and certification processes to ensure…

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Governor Shapiro Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Erie County EMT

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, in accordance with the United States flag code, Governor Josh Shapiro ordered United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and grounds in Erie and Mercer counties to fly at…

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Governor Shapiro Appoints State Inspector General, Nominates Secretary of General Services

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced two key cabinet appointments: Lucas Miller to continue serving as State Inspector General and Reggie McNeil to be Secretary of General Services. Governor Shapiro is building a diverse…

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Governor Shapiro Lights Capitol Green in Celebration of Philadelphia Eagles Advancing to Super Bowl

HARRISBURG, PA – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro helped to light the west side of the Capitol green along North 3rd Street to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ advancement to Super Bowl LVII following their Sunday night win at home…

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Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order to Improve Commonwealth Licensing, Permitting, and Certification Processes by Establishing Standard Response Times and Money-Back Guarantee

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an Executive Order to improve the Commonwealth’s licensing, permitting, and certification processes, beginning a comprehensive review of how long it takes agencies to process…

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ICYMI: The New York Times’ Editorial Board Praises Governor Josh Shapiro's Executive Order Eliminating College Degree Requirements for State Government Jobs

“This demonstrates both good policy and good leadership, representing a concrete change in hiring philosophy that stops reducing people to a credential and conveys that everyone — college-educated or not — has experience and worth…

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In His First Full Week, Governor Josh Shapiro Continued His Commitment to Reigniting Our Economy and Creating Real Opportunity

HARRISBURG, PA – In his first ten days, Governor Josh Shapiro has already delivered on several promises, opening up the doors of opportunity to more Pennsylvanians and creating a new office to reignite Pennsylvania’s economy, create…

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Governor Shapiro Holds First Full Cabinet Meeting, Bringing Together His Cabinet Nominees to Discuss the Most Important Issues Facing Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro held his first full cabinet meeting, bringing together all members of his cabinet — a bipartisan team of proven leaders with decades of experience in key priority areas including public…

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ICYMI: Governor Josh Shapiro Joins Fox News to Discuss Public Safety, Creating Jobs and Economic Opportunity in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro joined Fox News to talk about his focus on making communities safer and his first executive order as Governor, announcing 92 percent of state government jobs do not require a four-year college…

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What People Are Saying About Governor Shapiro’s Office of Transformation and Opportunity, A One-Stop-Shop for Bringing Business to Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – Governor Josh Shapiro is already delivering on his campaign promise to spur economic growth, create jobs and foster innovation in Pennsylvania through the signing yesterday of Executive Order 2023-05, officially establishing…

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Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order, Creating New Office of Transformation and Opportunity to Spur Economic Growth, Create Jobs, and Foster Innovation in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an executive order establishing the Pennsylvania Office of Transformation and Opportunity within the Governor’s Office and the Economic Development Strategy Group. This newly created…

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Governor Shapiro Nominates Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry to Serve as Attorney General

HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced the nomination of Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry to serve as Attorney General, and that her nomination has been sent to the Senate for advice and consent. With decades of…

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Gov. Wolf: A Leader for the People

When Governor Tom Wolf came to Harrisburg in 2015, he had big plans to move Pennsylvania forward. He promised to fight for schools that teach, jobs that pay and government that works. During his two terms in office, Governor Wolf delivered on those…

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Governor Wolf Announces $236 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties

Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $236 million for 25 drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects across 17 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “Over the past eight years, my…

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Gov. Wolf Leaves 2,540 Pennsylvanians with Second Chances, Most Pardons Granted in Pennsylvania History

Believing strongly that decisions of the past shouldn’t keep Pennsylvanians from making progress, Governor Tom Wolf granted his final 369 pardons this week. The 369 pardons signed bring his total to 2,540. “I have taken this process…

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Gov. Wolf Awards $287,895 to Increase Electrical Worker Apprentices in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf is continuing his commitment to the commonwealth’s workforce with the announcement of $287,895 in new funding through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program for IBEW Local 743 to provide training…

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Gov. Wolf Announces New Funding Awarded to Boost Awareness of Manufacturing Careers in Bedford County and Surrounding Areas

Governor Tom Wolf announced $200,000 in new funding for the Bedford County Technical Center (BCTC), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to help create awareness for students about rewarding local careers…

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Gov. Wolf Celebrates 194,000 Jobs Available for Pennsylvanians through Governor’s Action Team Success during CANPACK Manufacturing Facility Tour

Brought to PA by Gov. Wolf, CANPACK is the largest manufacturing project in the Greater Scranton Area since Proctor & Gamble in 1966 During a tour at CANPACK today, Governor Tom Wolf celebrated the 194,000 jobs created and retained through his…

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Gov. Wolf Applauds President Biden's Federal Actions to Protect Reproductive Rights

Governor Tom Wolf applauded new guidelines and grants announced today by the Biden Administration, directed at further protecting reproductive rights 100 days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case. “I applaud…

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Gov. Wolf: Rainy Day Fund Reaches Record High

Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania’s Rainy Day Fund has reached a record high of nearly $5 billion. The Wolf Administration oversaw a $2.1 billion deposit into the Rainy Day Fund, nearly doubling the size of…

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Gov. Wolf Reminds Older Pennsylvanians of Upcoming 2023 Medicare Open Enrollment Period, Free Insurance Counseling Available through PA MEDI

Governor Tom Wolf today is reminding older Pennsylvanians and Medicare beneficiaries of the annual open enrollment period that begins Saturday, October 15, 2022 and ends Monday, December 7, 2022. Any new coverage selected, or changes made to…

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Wolf Administration Awarded $10 Million Federal Grant to Support Reentrants in Pennsylvania Through First Step Act Initiative

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) success in securing a $10 million federal grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s First Step Act initiative via the Employment and Training…

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Gov. Wolf Continues Expansion of Naloxone Availability to Help Combat Opioid Overdose Deaths, Save Lives

Governor Tom Wolf today announced another expansion of Acting Secretary of Health and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson’s naloxone standing orders that allow residents to obtain naloxone products to help combat the rise of…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Availability of $5 Million for Organizations Targeted by Hate Crimes

Governor Tom Wolf announced today the availability of $5 million in funding to support security enhancement projects for nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities, and more frequently targeted by hate crimes, throughout the commonwealth.…

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Gov. Wolf Issues Statement on Death of Chief Justice Max Baer, Orders Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor

Governor Tom Wolf today issued the following statement on the death of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Max Baer. “I’m extremely saddened to learn that Chief Justice Baer passed away. He was a respected and esteemed jurist with…

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Gov. Wolf's $25 Million State Child Care Tax Credit Will Support 221,000 Working Families in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf visited Kiddie Space Heights today with Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead to spotlight his $25 million child care tax credit program that will give back $180 to $630 to Pennsylvania’s working families…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Removal of Erie's Public Schools from Financial Watch Status

Governor Tom Wolf today joined Department of Education Acting Secretary Eric Hagarty at Strong Vincent Middle School to announce Erie’s Public Schools (EPS) official removal from Financial Watch status, following more than five years of…

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Asian Pacific American Advisory Commission Launches Pennsylvania Asian Pacific American Jewish Alliance

Today, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and the American Jewish Alliance launched the Pennsylvania Asian Pacific American Jewish Alliance at an event at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Deployment of PA-Task Force 1 to Support Hurricane Ian Response

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 45 members and support personnel from Pennsylvania-Task Force 1 will deploy to South Carolina later today to support response operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. “Millions of people in the…

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Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Time is Running Out for People Interested in Quick Pardons through PA Marijuana Pardon Project

More than 2,500 people have applied for marijuana pardons since the project launched on Sept. 1 Pennsylvanians have a unique opportunity to be quickly pardoned from minor marijuana-related convictions through Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor…

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Governor Wolf Celebrates Creation of Three New State Parks

Gov. Wolf has added more state parks to the system than any governor in the past 40 years Governor Tom Wolf today announced the locations for three new parks that he’s adding to the 121-state park system in Pennsylvania. The $45 million…

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Wolf Administration Announces First-Ever Pennsylvania Sustainability Summit

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the PA GreenGov Council will host the commonwealth’s first-ever Sustainability Summit. “We have a responsibility to future generations that requires us to act now to protect our environment and…

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Gov. Wolf Highlights $1.75 Million Investment in Community at Braddock Carnegie Library Groundbreaking

Governor Tom Wolf joined the ceremonial groundbreaking for renovations at the Braddock Carnegie Library today and highlighted his $1.75 million investment to support the project that will serve as a safe, welcoming, educational space for the local…

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Gov. Wolf Touts PA's Leadership in Clean Energy Transition at Global Forum in Pittsburgh

Governor Tom Wolf today told the first-ever Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) about Pennsylvania’s significant progress in the transition to clean energy and vowed that the commonwealth will continue to be a leader in energy innovation.…

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Gov. Wolf: Record Investment in Education is Major Step Toward Fair Funding for All PA Schools

Governor Tom Wolf today joined students, educators and elected officials in the Aliquippa School District in Beaver County to celebrate the administration’s historic $3.7 billion investment in public education over the past eight years.…

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Gov. Wolf: $297,000 in New Funding Awarded to Increase Electrical Worker Apprenticeships in Northeastern PA

Governor Tom Wolf is continuing his commitment to the commonwealth’s workforce with the announcement of $297,000 in new funding for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 163 Joint Apprenticeship and Training…

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Gov. Wolf Announces $18.2 Million in New Funding for 130 Projects to Improve Infrastructure, Enhance Community Development, and Protect the Environment

Governor Tom Wolf today announced 130 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects across Pennsylvania. “These projects will improve communities and enhance the…

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Gov. Wolf: PA Receives $240 Million to Improve Water Infrastructure

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania was awarded $240 million for water infrastructure improvements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The funding, which will help communities across Pennsylvania access clean drinking…

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Gov. Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former Representative Jeff Pyle

Today, in honor of former Pennsylvania State Representative Jeff Pyle, who died yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff immediately. Rep. Pyle served…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Two Members of PA Task Force 1 Deploying to Puerto Rico to Support Hurricane Fiona Response

Governor Tom Wolf announced that two members of Pennsylvania Task Force 1 (PATF-1) Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) are deploying to Puerto Rico to support response operations there, as Hurricane Fiona makes landfall bringing heavy rain and…

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Gov. Wolf Touts Value of Apprenticeship Model, Highlights Millions in Investments During Tour of IBEW Local 163

During a tour today of IBEW Local 163’s state-of-the-art training facility, Governor Tom Wolf lauded the work of union leaders in expanding their registered apprenticeship program for electrical workers and touted the value of the proven…

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Governor Wolf, First Lady Announce Opening of $2 Million Program Supporting Successful Women's Reentry

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today announced the opening of a brand new, $2 million Women’s Reentry Services Initiative Program aimed at giving women the best possible opportunity for successful transitions back into their…

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Gov. Wolf's Criminal Justice Reform Legacy: Removed Barriers, Clean Slates, and Opportunities for Success

Knowing that Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system hasn’t always been just, Governor Tom Wolf took office with a goal to limit the negative consequences of contact with the system that can follow a Pennsylvanian for a lifetime. At the…

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Governor Wolf Announces Historic $900 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania Climate-Smart Agriculture Projects

Governor Tom Wolf announced today Pennsylvania is receiving more than $900 million for 19 projects that will create new revenue streams and support for Pennsylvania farmers using climate-smart practices. These 19 Pennsylvania projects were among 70…

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Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Deadline Approaches for Individuals Interested in Applying for a Pardon for Marijuana-Related Convictions

More than 1,600 people have applied for a pardon through the PA Marijuana Pardon Project Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said today that the deadline is approaching to apply for a pardon for select minor, non-violent…

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Gov. Wolf Announces $20.3 Million from Biden Administration for PhilaPort Expansion

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Biden Administration has awarded the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) $20.3 million to construct a new 100,000 square-foot warehouse at Tioga Marine Terminal, as well as safety and efficiency upgrades with…

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Gov. Wolf Highlights $355 Million Commitment to Safer Communities, Announces Opening of Violence Intervention Programs

Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by Democratic ?legislative champions for gun violence ?prevention and local advocates? fighting against gun violence to highlight his $355 million commitment to safer communities in Pennsylvania. At Mander…

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Gov. Wolf Announces More Than $1 Million in Funding to Support Job Growth and Retention Across Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of three new low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support business growth in three counties across Pennsylvania that will help create and retain 56 jobs.…

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Gov. Wolf Expands Voter Registration Access for Eligible Pennsylvanians

Governor Tom Wolf today visited the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and signed Executive Order 2022-03 to greatly expand access for eligible Pennsylvanians to ?obtain voter registration information whenever they do business with commonwealth…

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Governor Wolf Announces ?Historic $90 Million Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization Across Pennsylvania

Additional Fall Grant Opportunity Will Focus on Underserved Communities, Trails, Trees Governor Tom Wolf today announced a ?historic investment of $90 million for more than 330 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational…

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Gov. Wolf Announces New Funding Awarded to Train Masonry Trades Apprentices in 29 Pennsylvania Counties for In-Demand Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf today announced $297,000 in new funding through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program to help the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9 continue its Western Pennsylvania Bricklayers Masonry…

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Round-Up: Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov Fetterman Announce Commitment to Pardon Thousands of Pennsylvanians from Marijuana Convictions

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman announced the PA Marijuana Pardon Project: an effort to quickly pardon thousands of Pennsylvanians from minor, non-violent marijuana-related convictions. Interested individuals…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Local Governments Receiving Nearly $500 Million in Second Round of American Rescue Plan Funding

County and municipal governments that received local fiscal recovery ARPA funding in 2021 will automatically receive the new allocations the week of Sept. 12 Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $500 million will be distributed to local…

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Gov. Wolf Applauds President Biden for $62.7 Million Investment in SWPA Robotics, Autonomy Cluster Through 'Build Back Better Regional Challenge'

Governor Tom Wolf today? announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has named the Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative as one of 21 American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional…

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Gov. Wolf Highlights $2.5 Million Investment in Allentown Innovation Hub Bringing New, Good-Paying Jobs to Region

Governor Tom Wolf today joined Evonik, an international leader in specialty chemicals manufacturing, for a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of their new Allentown Innovation Hub. There, he highlighted his $2.5 million investment that will…

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Gov. Wolf Announces $4.2 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Diverse Communities Targeted by Hate Crimes

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has awarded $4.2 million in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding to dozens of nonprofits located in…

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Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Announce Effort to Quickly Pardon Thousands of Pennsylvanians from Marijuana-Related Convictions

Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman today announced a coordinated effort for a one-time, large-scale pardoning project for people with select minor, non-violent marijuana criminal convictions. “I have repeatedly called…

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Gov. Wolf Announces Launch of New, $185 Million Programs to Support Local Law Enforcement and Improve Community Safety

Governor Tom Wolf announced today the availability of $185 million in state funding for two new programs that improve community safety by ensuring adequate resources for local law enforcement and county district attorneys’ offices.…

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Governor Wolf Announces One Member of PA – Task Force 1 Deployed to Kentucky After Devastating Floods

Governor Tom Wolf announced that one member of Pennsylvania Task Force 1 (PA-TF1) Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) has deployed to Kentucky to assist in response and recovery efforts after historic flooding that devastated parts of that state,…

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Gov. Wolf, First Lady Highlight Administration-Long Food Security Efforts During Visit to Philadelphia Food Rescue Operation

Governor Tom Wolf, First Lady Frances Wolf, and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding today visited Sharing Excess, a food rescue organization, to highlight innovative food security efforts that are feeding Pennsylvanians and their legacy of work to…

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Governor Wolf Announces Phoenix Tube Expanding, Creating 30 New Manufacturing Jobs in Bethlehem

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Phoenix Tube Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of stainless-steel products, is expanding its operation in Bethlehem, Northampton County. This expansion will allow the company to create and retain at least…

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Gov. Wolf Files Lawsuit to Protect Reproductive Rights

As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s ongoing commitment to protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, today he filed a lawsuit against the Republican-led General Assembly for their unconstitutional attempt to ban abortion…

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Gov. Wolf Highlights PA GI Bill Legacy Providing Military Families with Higher Education

Governor Tom Wolf today celebrated the success of his PA GI Bill, also known as the Military Family Education Program (MFEP), which allows members of the Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) to earn college benefits for their spouse and children. The…

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Governor Wolf Highlights New State Child Care Tax Credit to Support Working Families

Governor Tom Wolf today visited the Early Learning Center at Crispus Attucks in York to highlight his new state child tax credit program, modeled after the federal program, to support Pennsylvania’s working families and ensure unbarred access…

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First Lady Frances Wolf Participates in First Spouse Panel Discussion on Student Advocacy and College Hunger

First Lady Frances Wolf joined First Lady of Delaware Tracey Quillen-Carney and First Lady of Massachusetts Lauren Baker in a virtual conversation Thursday evening organized by Nazun to highlight the importance of student advocacy and the need to…

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Governor Wolf Continues Commitment to Water Infrastructure with $269 Million Investment in 10 Counties

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $269 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 10 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “The…

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Governor Wolf Announces More Than $48 Million in New Investments to Attract Businesses and Create Jobs Across the Commonwealth

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will empower communities and economic development partners to attract expanding businesses by building an inventory of ready…

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