Press Releases

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 […]

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 safety, economic development, consumer protection, education, health, and human services.    During their first meeting, Governor Shapiro and […]