Press Releases

Governor Shapiro Signs Major Bipartisan Legislation to Fund Student Mental Health, School Repairs, Public Defenders, and Teachers; Expands the Child Care Tax Credit for Over 200,000 Pennsylvania Families

Governor Shapiro signs into law major expansion of child and dependent care tax credit, first-ever state funding for indigent defense, $175 million for environmental repairs, $100 million for student mental health, and more. Governor Shapiro worked with legislative leaders in both parties to build on his commonsense, fiscally responsible budget and get stuff done for […]

Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order Reestablishing the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission

Early Learning Investment Commission brings together leaders from the Shapiro Administration and business community to develop a strategic plan to increase investment in early learning for Pennsylvania children. Harrisburg, PA – Today at the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission’s (ELIC) 2023 Annual Meeting, Governor Josh Shapiro signed Executive Order 2023-22 reinvigorating the ELIC under his […]

Commonwealth Conducts Successful Bond Sale with New and Refunding Issuances, Saving Taxpayers Nearly $100 Million Over the Life of the Bonds, With Credit Rating Upgrade Contributing Up to $12 Million of Benefit

The recent sale of General Obligation Bonds will save Commonwealth taxpayers millions over the life of the bonds in part due to the improved bond rating upgrade by Fitch Ratings. All three major credit rating agencies have either positively revised the Commonwealth’s ratings outlook or increased its rating. Harrisburg, PA – Today, Shapiro Administration Secretary […]

Governor Shapiro Gets Stuff Done: Providing Universal Free Breakfast and Securing the Largest Increase in Public Education Funding Ever

The 2023-24 budget makes historic investments in K-12 public schools, including a $567 million increase in basic education funding and a $46.5 million increase to provide universal free breakfast for K-12 students. Watch Pennsylvania students talk about free breakfast here. Harrisburg, PA – In his first budget address, Governor Shapiro said “the foundation of [safe […]

Governor Shapiro Gets Stuff Done: Supporting Pennsylvanians Through Disasters and Protecting Public Health and Safety

Harrisburg, PA – Since taking office, Governor Shapiro and the Shapiro Administration have gotten stuff done by mobilizing state, local, and federal resources to respond to disasters, support Pennsylvanians, and protect public safety – from the Norfolk Southern Train Derailment in Ohio to the RM Palmer Factory Explosion in West Reading to supporting Eastern Pennsylvania […]