Press Releases

Governor Shapiro Announces the Pennsylvania State Police Will Remove College Credit Requirement for Cadet Applications

This is the Shapiro Administration’s latest step to prioritize work experience for Commonwealth jobs to expand opportunities for Pennsylvania workers Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Colonel Christopher Paris announced that the PSP will remove the college credit requirement for Pennsylvanians who want to serve as state troopers. […]

Governor’s Advisory Commission on AAPI Affairs Swears in New Members

Harrisburg, Pa – Today, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Affairs hosted a swearing-in ceremony for 28 new members. The Commission’s purpose is to gather information regarding AAPI Pennsylvanians’ experiences and needs; review, evaluate, and assess programs affecting them; provide the Governor with information and recommendations regarding how best to meet their […]

“A Game Changer for Students Across Our State:” 2023-24 Budget Provides Universal Free Breakfast to 1.7 Million PA Students

“Providing free universal breakfast to all students in Pennsylvania is a game-changer for students across our state…Governor Shapiro is putting students first by funding this program.”  “Universal school breakfast is a huge step in the right direction for all the students in Pennsylvania and we thank Governor Shapiro for your work advocating that this program […]

FACT SHEET: How Many More Seniors in Every County Will Qualify for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Under Governor Shapiro’s Expansion

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Shapiro signed into law a historic expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program, making good on the commitment he made to Pennsylvania seniors during his campaign and in his budget address to ease the burden of rising costs. Under HB 1100, which mirrors Governor Shapiro’s proposed expansion of the […]

Governor Shapiro Signs Into Law Historic Expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate, Largest Tax Break for Seniors in Nearly Two Decades

Governor Shapiro’s expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program delivers the largest targeted tax cut for seniors in nearly two decades, expanding access to nearly 175,000 more Pennsylvania seniors and nearly doubling the maximum rebate The PTRR program has not been updated since 2006 – and with this bill signing, Governor Shapiro delivers on the […]