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

Governor Shapiro’s cabinet appointees will lead efforts for transparency and accountability in state government. 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 administration with experienced leaders from […]

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

Pennsylvania workers and businesses often wait months to hear back after applying for a license, certificate, or permit. Governor Shapiro’s Executive Order will begin the process of setting standard response times – and if agencies fail to meet those deadlines, applicants will get their money back. HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an […]

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 that employers should consider.”  HARRISBURG, PA – After Governor Josh Shapiro signed an executive order on his first full day […]