Press Releases

Governor Shapiro’s 2024-25 Budget Address as Prepared

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro delivered his 2024-25 Budget Address to the General Assembly. The following is the address as prepared: Thank you. Lieutenant Governor Davis, Madam Speaker McClinton, Madam President Pro Tem Ward… Leader Pittman, Leader Costa, Leader Bradford, Leader Cutler… Thank you for convening this special session and giving me the […]

ICYMI: Governor Shapiro Launches Commonwealth’s First Economic Development Strategy in Nearly Two Decades to Create Economic Growth and Opportunity for All Pennsylvanians

All across the Commonwealth, Pennsylvanians are reading about Governor Shapiro’s plan to create jobs and grow our economy. Harrisburg, PA – This week, Governor Josh Shapiro and Secretary of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Rick Siger launched the Commonwealth’s first Economic Development Strategy in nearly two decades – building on the Shapiro Administration’s work to […]

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 […]

Governor’s Advisory Commissions, DOH Acting Secretary and Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus Host a Discussion about Black Maternal Health

Harrisburg, Pa – Yesterday, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Women and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs joined Representative Gina H. Curry, Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Debra Bogen, and lawmakers from the Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus to host a panel discussion and screening of the documentary, Aftershock, at the Pennsylvania State Museum. Members of the panel discussed maternal mortality rates in Pennsylvania […]

In Luzerne County, Governor Shapiro Focuses on Work to Cut Costs for Pennsylvanians Through Expanded Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program 

The expanded child and dependent care tax credit will put more money back into the pockets of nearly 210,000 working Pennsylvania families, while nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvanians will qualify for the PTRR program.  In Luzerne County, more than 5,000 families will now receive a higher state childcare tax credit and more than 6,000 Pennsylvanians are […]