Press Releases

Governor Shapiro to Propose Major Increase in State Funding for Public Transit in 2024-25 Budget

Governor Shapiro knows safe, clean, on-time public transit is essential to Pennsylvanians’ daily lives and our economic growth – and in his upcoming budget address, he will propose $282 million for the public transit systems that Pennsylvanians rely on. In Southeastern Pennsylvania, Governor Shapiro and his Administration have been working for months with SEPTA, the […]

Democratic & Republican Lawmakers, Higher Education Leaders, Business Leaders, and Students Praise Governor Shapiro’s New Blueprint for Higher Education: “A Crucial Moment in Pennsylvania’s History”

“The governor’s proposal is a real opportunity to build upon the strengths of PASSHE universities and the community colleges. Together we can create a new, larger system with better collaboration that gives students more pathways to a degree or credential, rapidly adjusts to the changing knowledge and skills employers want, and provides the lowest-cost option […]

Governor Shapiro Delivers New Blueprint for Higher Education, Focused on Competitiveness and Workforce Development & Grounded in Access and Affordability

Governor Shapiro’s blueprint works to ensure every Pennsylvanian will have the freedom to chart their own course and the opportunity to succeed. Under Governor Shapiro’s plan, higher education will serve as an economic driver for Pennsylvania, prepare workers for the future, and address workforce shortages. Pennsylvania currently ranks 48th for affordability and 49th for state […]

ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Returns to West End Ambulance Service in Johnstown to Discuss His Administration’s Investments in First Responders

Governor Shapiro visited West End Ambulance Service in 2017 and promised to deliver more resources. The first budget he signed into law boosted EMS reimbursement rates. “I’m going to propose in my next budget doubling the Fire and EMS grant program, which this department has taken advantage of in the past.” – Governor Josh Shapiro […]

Governor Shapiro: $194 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects Coming to 20 Counties Across the Commonwealth

The federal funding will support 28 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across the Commonwealth and build on the Shapiro Administration’s commitment to increasing access to pure water. Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced the investment of $194.3 million for 28 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across 20 […]