Press Releases

Governor Shapiro Gets Stuff Done: Shapiro Administration Plugs More Than 130 Orphaned & Abandoned Wells in Just 11 Months, Surpassing the Total Over the Previous Eight Years Combined

Under Governor Shapiro’s leadership and harnessing historic federal funding, the PA Department of Environmental Protection has dramatically ramped up capping and plugging, reducing methane emissions, improving public health, and creating jobs in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA – Bringing an unprecedented focus to well-capping efforts and leveraging millions in historic federal funding, the Shapiro Administration has capped and […]

Governor Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Davis Kick Off the Christmas Season at 2023 Annual Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

Shapiro Administration hosted the annual Harrisburg tradition, lighting a 20-foot Douglas Fir from Carbon County in the Capitol Rotunda decorated by Pennsylvania’s children and seniors. Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis, and Department of General Services Secretary Reggie McNeil kicked off the 2023 holiday season at the Capitol in Harrisburg […]

Governor Shapiro Leads Letter from Governors Urging the Biden-Harris Administration to Ensure Over-the-Counter Contraception is Fully Covered by Insurance, Expanding Access to Reproductive Healthcare

The letter, co-signed by six Governors who are members of the multi-state Reproductive Freedom Alliance, urges the Biden-Harris Administration to ensure that over-the-counter birth control is covered by health insurance. Governor Shapiro continues to advance real freedom in Pennsylvania, working to protect and expand access to reproductive healthcare access. Harrisburg, PA – Today, led by […]

Governor Shapiro Hosts Ceremonial Bill Signing for HB 735 with Insurance Commissioner Humphreys, Bipartisan Legislative Leaders at the Yardley Inn in Bucks County

HB 735 establishes a task force that will study flood insurance issues and make recommendations to help improve affordability and expand access to flood insurance coverage for Pennsylvania communities.  Yardley, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro joined Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commissioner Michael Humphreys, Rep. Perry Warren, Sen. Steve Santarsiero, and local elected officials in Bucks […]

Governor Shapiro Hosts Ceremonial Bill Signing of HB 1461 at Lincoln University, Celebrates Funding Increase for Nation’s First Degree-Granting HBCU

HB 1461 funds all four state-related universities, boosting Lincoln University’s funding by 21 percent. Lincoln University, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro joined Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid Mumin, Rep. Jordan Harris, Sen. Vincent Hughes, Sen. Carolyn Comitta, Lincoln University President Brenda Allen and Lincoln University students and staff for a ceremonial bill signing of […]