Press Releases

Governor Shapiro, DHS Secretary Arkoosh Hear from Pennsylvanians with ID/A, Caregivers, and Advocates About How Historic Budget Proposal Would Expand ID/A Services

The Governor visited BARC Development Services in Warminster to hear how his proposed budget investments would address the workforce shortage of direct support professionals and help more Pennsylvanians with ID/A receive the home and community-based services they need, when they need them. The Governor’s 2024-25 budget proposes $483 million to support reimbursement rates for direct […]

Governor Josh Shapiro and First Lady Lori Shapiro Attend Erie’s Total Solar Eclipse Viewing, Emphasize Importance of Tourism to Pennsylvania’s Economy

Erie County estimates as many as 200,000 tourists poured into Northwestern Pennsylvania to glimpse today’s total solar eclipse, injecting up to $50 million in the local economy.    Tourism is one of the largest and most important industries in Pennsylvania – generating over $76 billion a year and supporting more than 486,000 jobs – and […]

Governor’s Advisory Commission on Women and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Open Nomination Period for 2024 Women Veterans Day Celebration

Harrisburg, PA – Continuing the Shapiro-Davis Administration’s effort to support women in the Commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country in the military, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Women and the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs are seeking statewide nominations for outstanding women veterans who will be honored during this year’s Women Veterans Day Ceremony […]

Shapiro Administration and U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Announce $244 Million for Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has the largest inventory of abandoned coal mines in the nation – and already, the Commonwealth has rehabilitated 91,000 acres of abandoned mine lands. Federal funding will go towards rehabilitating abandoned mines, protecting homes and businesses, and safeguarding the health and safety of our communities. Bovard, PA – Today, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis joined U.S. […]