Press Releases

Governor Shapiro Announces $2.5 Million PA SITES Investment in Westmoreland County to Attract Business and Jobs to Western Pennsylvania

Compared to neighboring states, Pennsylvania lacks readily available sites for major business expansion – but the PA SITES pilot program is changing that, helping 7 sites secure necessary permits, build out critical infrastructure, and prepare for major business expansion and job creation. After the PA SITES pilot program garnered interest from over 100 applicants for […]

Governor Shapiro Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend

Harrisburg, PA – Today, in accordance with the United States flag code, Governor Josh Shapiro ordered United States and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and grounds across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff on Sunday, May 5, 2024, to honor Pennsylvania firefighters who have given their lives in the line […]

In Philadelphia, Governor Shapiro, Local Leaders Highlight Proposed Budget Investments to Combat Gun Violence, Create Opportunities for Kids, and Make PA Communities Safer 

Governor Shapiro’s proposed 2024-25 budget proposal invests $100 million to reduce gun violence – including an additional $37.5 million to reduce community violence by investing in proven initiatives like afterschool programs, job training, and peer mentorship.  Since the VIP Grant program began in 2021, the Commonwealth has invested $185 million in 256 projects to prevent, […]

Shapiro Administration Announces Five State Boards Have Adopted New Policies Making Clear That Conversion Therapy on LGBTQ+ Minors is Harmful and Unprofessional

All five State Boards took action to protect Pennsylvania youth, warning that licensees who engage in conversion therapy may be subject to administrative discipline. Harrisburg, PA – Affirming its support for the health and well-being of all Pennsylvanians and its commitment to protecting freedom in the Commonwealth, the Shapiro Administration announced that five relevant State […]

Governor Shapiro Joins Workers, Local Leaders in Butler County Following Coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy, Successful Efforts to Save 1,300 Western Pennsylvania Jobs

Governor Shapiro engaged directly with the Biden Administration and detailed Pennsylvanians’ concerns in order to save approximately 1,300 jobs. DOE listened to Pennsylvania’s concerns and the final rule allows Cleveland-Cliffs Butler Works to continue producing steel that is needed for critical infrastructure work in the United States, while safeguarding more than one thousand Pennsylvania jobs […]