Press Releases

Governor Shapiro Directs Department of Aging to Create First-Ever Master Plan for Older Adults, Taking Further Action to Support Aging Pennsylvanians

The Shapiro Administration’s long-term plan will transform services for older adults in Pennsylvania Scranton, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an Executive Order directing the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to develop its Master Plan for Older Adults – a 10-year roadmap to meet the needs of Pennsylvania’s senior population and improve Commonwealth services for older Pennsylvanians.  Older Pennsylvanians are vital contributors […]

Governor Shapiro Opens New Lehigh Gorge State Park Access Point, Highlights Budget Investments in Pennsylvania State Parks

Governor Shapiro’s budget would invest $112 million to maintain and improve infrastructure in our state parks and forests – the single largest investment in decades White Haven, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro visited Lehigh Gorge State Park in Luzerne County to open a new park access point and highlight his budget’s proposed investments in […]

Shapiro Administration Secures $10 Million Payment from Shell, Including $6.2 Million for Local Community to Resolve Air Quality Violations

Shell acknowledges company exceeded emission limitations, agrees to repair facility and set aside millions for environmental improvement projects in Western Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA –The Shapiro Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today entered into a consent order and agreement (COA) with Shell Chemicals Appalachia, LLC (Shell), in which Shell formally acknowledged that the […]

This Week in the Shapiro Administration: From Greensburg to Philadelphia, Governor Shapiro Highlights Comprehensive Approach to Supporting Pennsylvanians’ Mental Health

“We need a comprehensive approach to deliver real help for young people struggling with their mental health, and that’s why we need to work with parents, teachers, and mental health professionals to ensure those resources are available.” “I am grateful for Governor Shapiro and his Administration because they are aware of this crisis and want […]

Governor Shapiro Announces Homegrown Food Manufacturer Shank’s Extracts to Invest $30.5 Million in Lancaster County Expansion

The 124-year-old Pennsylvania company’s expansion will create at least 83 new jobs in Central Pennsylvania, retain 234 jobs statewide, and boost the Commonwealth’s growing food manufacturing industry  Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that Shank’s Extracts LLC – a specialty ingredient, flavors and botanical extracts company – will expand operations at its East Hempfield Township headquarters in Lancaster County and invest $30.5 […]