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Governor Shapiro Appoints State Inspector General, Nominates Secretary of General Services

Governor Shapiro’s cabinet appointees will lead efforts for transparency and accountability in state government. HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced two key cabinet appointments: Lucas Miller to continue serving as State Inspector General and Reggie McNeil to be Secretary of General Services. Governor Shapiro is building a diverse administration with experienced leaders from […]

Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order to Improve Commonwealth Licensing, Permitting, and Certification Processes by Establishing Standard Response Times and Money-Back Guarantee

Pennsylvania workers and businesses often wait months to hear back after applying for a license, certificate, or permit. Governor Shapiro’s Executive Order will begin the process of setting standard response times – and if agencies fail to meet those deadlines, applicants will get their money back. HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro signed an […]

ICYMI: The New York Times’ Editorial Board Praises Governor Josh Shapiro’s Executive Order Eliminating College Degree Requirements for State Government Jobs

“This demonstrates both good policy and good leadership, representing a concrete change in hiring philosophy that stops reducing people to a credential and conveys that everyone — college-educated or not — has experience and worth that employers should consider.”  HARRISBURG, PA – After Governor Josh Shapiro signed an executive order on his first full day […]

What People Are Saying About Governor Shapiro’s Office of Transformation and Opportunity, A One-Stop-Shop for Bringing Business to Pennsylvania

“From the campaign trail to the start of the administration, Governor Shapiro has demonstrated a commitment to creating real opportunity and spurring economic growth right here in Pennsylvania.” “By launching the Office of Transformation and Opportunity, Governor Shapiro has underscored his commitment to accelerating Pennsylvania’s competitiveness as a destination for businesses and entrepreneurs.” HARRISBURG, PA […]