Press Releases

Governor Shapiro: $274 Million Investment in State & Federal Funding to Improve Water Quality in 22 Counties Across Pennsylvania

The funding will support 30 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across the Commonwealth which will increase water quality for Pennsylvania’s citizens. With today’s announcement, PENNVEST has invested $12 billion in clean water projects. Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced the investment of $274 million for 30 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and non-point source projects across […]

ICYMI: ‘This Year We Feel Different’: Advocates for Pennsylvanians with ID/A Continue to Praise Governor Shapiro’s Historic Budget Proposal to Expand ID/A Services, Eliminate Waiting Lists

“I felt that Governor Shapiro really listened to me. He asked great questions. I know he wants to improve the pay rates for support staff. At the end of the budget address, I felt heard. I finally felt heard. He gave the issue names, faces, a location – but now it’s up to the Legislature […]

Governor Shapiro Unveils New Statewide Energy Initiative, Making Pennsylvania the First State Government to Commit to Getting 50 Percent of Its Electricity from Solar Power

The Shapiro Administration’s Project to Utilize Light and Solar Energy (PA PULSE) initiative will provide 50 percent of the Commonwealth government’s electricity from ten new solar arrays in Pennsylvania, providing affordable and reliable energy over the next fifteen years. PA PULSE builds on Governor Shapiro’s energy plan, which would lower energy costs for consumers, create […]

ICYMI: Governor Shapiro, DHS Secretary Arkoosh Travel the Commonwealth to Meet with Pennsylvanians with ID/A and Hear how the Governor’s Historic Budget Proposal Would Expand ID/A Services

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, the Governor and Secretary Arkoosh have traveled across the Commonwealth meeting with Pennsylvanians with ID/A, caregivers, and advocates to hear how the 2024-25 budget will support more Pennsylvanians and direct support professionals. The Governor’s 2024-25 budget proposes $483 million to increase reimbursement rates for direct support professionals […]

ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Will Reduce Reliance on Standardized Testing, Calls for “Less Testing, More Learning” to Help Students and Teachers Succeed

“The Governor’s plan to streamline how we administer standardized tests throughout the commonwealth will reduce our reliance on PSSAs and Keystone exams while ensuring students and teachers have the flexibility they need to be successful.” – Senator Wayne Fontana “It was an honor to welcome Governor Shapiro to the Northgate School District, and we are […]