Governor Shapiro’s Accomplishments

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Seal of The Governor.

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 31 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 mandates 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 secures 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 deploys 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 joins 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 establishes the Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience to improve and streamline the online services Pennsylvanians use to interact with the Commonwealth.

May 1, 2023

Governor Shapiro signs his first bill into law, a first-of-its-kind law in the nation requiring insurers to cover preventative breast and ovarian cancer screenings for high-risk women at no cost.

May 24, 2023

The Governor announces his administration secures a $10 million payout from Shell, including $6.2 million for local communities in Western Pennsylvania to resolve air quality violations.

May 25, 2023

Governor Shapiro directs the Department of Aging to create first-ever Master Plan for Older Adults – a 10-year roadmap to meet the needs of Pennsylvania’s senior population.

June 11, 2023

The Governor leads Pennsylvania’s response to the I-95 collapse to create detours for commuters, identify a temporary solution, and coordinate with federal partners for support.

June 12, 2023

The Governor issues a proclamation of disaster emergency following the I-95 collapse, freeing up $7 million in state funds immediately for the reconstruction.

June 23, 2023

Governor Shapiro officially reopens six lanes on I-95 just 12 days after the deadly fire and collapse of the roadway. 

July 13, 2023

The Governor announces his administration opened a Multi-Agency Resource Center to provide individuals, families, and businesses affected by storm damage in Berks County with in-person access to state and local resources.

July 31, 2023

The Governor signs an executive order creating a new, first-in-the-nation workforce training program to invest as much as $400,000 over the next five years in workforce training to create 10,000 new jobs.

August 3, 2023

Governor Shapiro signs into law a commonsense, bipartisan budget that makes historic investments to create a stronger economy, safer and healthier communities, and better schools.

August 4, 2023

Governor Shapiro signs into law historic expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, expanding access to nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvania seniors and nearly doubling the maximum rebate.