In his first 100 days in office, Governor Josh Shapiro has hit the ground running, traveling across the Commonwealth as he works to create real opportunity and advance real freedom in Pennsylvania. Governor Shapiro has laid out a commonsense agenda since Day One, and he is already delivering results for Pennsylvanians.
Since taking office, Gov. Shapiro has visited 21 counties meeting and listening to Pennsylvanians from all walks of life, from small business owners to teachers, first responders to barbers, and farmers to nurses.
January 17, 2023
Governor Shapiro is sworn in as the 48th Governor of Pennsylvania.
January 18, 2023
On his first full day in office, Governor Shapiro signs his first Executive Order announcing 92% of state government jobs do not require a college degree.
January 24, 2023
The Governor creates a “one-stop-shop” for businesses to cut through red tape and make government work faster – the Office of Transformation and Opportunity.
January 31, 2023
Governor Shapiro mandated all agencies review and update their license and permit processes and instituted a money back guarantee for Pennsylvanians who don’t get a prompt answer.
February 16, 2023
The Governor announces he will not issue any execution warrants during his term.
February 21, 2023
Governor Shapiro leads a multiagency response to the Norfolk Southern train derailment near the Ohio – Pennsylvania border that affected residents of Beaver County.
March 6, 2023
The Governor secured a $7.3 million initial commitment from Norfolk Southern to recoup losses to the Commonwealth and local residents from their train derailment.
March 7, 2023
Governor Shapiro introduces his first budget highlighting his commonsense plans to address workforce shortages, invest in public safety, boost economic development, fund our schools, and lower costs for families.
March 25, 2023
The Governor deployed Pennsylvania agencies to support emergency response, search and rescue and pledge Commonwealth resources to support recovery in West Reading after the RM Palmer explosion.
April 12, 2023
Governor Shapiro joined EMD Electronics leadership in Schuylkill County to announce $300 million investment in semiconductor manufacturing facility.
April 13, 2023
The Governor creates an interstate task force with New Jersey to protect workers from wage theft and misclassification.
April 18, 2023
Governor Shapiro directs his Administration to schedule xylazine or “tranq” as a Schedule III drug taking direct action to get this dangerous substance off the streets and away from those suffering from substance use disorder.
April 25, 2023
The Governor established the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience to improve and streamline the online services Pennsylvanians use to interact with the Commonwealth.