Stories tagged: "Governor Shapiro"

Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano speaks at an event at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., on Friday, July 1, 2022 (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Doug Mastriano Passes On Senate Run, Allowing Dave McCormick to Challenge Bob Casey

State Sen. Doug Mastriano decided that he will not run for US Senate after hyping a long-awaited announcement on Facebook live. This allows former hedge fund manager Dave McCormick to Challenge Sen. Bob Casey in 2024.

FILE - The Congregation Beth Israel synagogue is shown, Jan. 16, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas. The FBI killed pistol-wielding 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram, after a 10-hour hostage standoff at the synagogue. More than four in ten U.S. Jews feel their status in America is less secure than it was a year ago, according to a new survey by the American Jewish Committee. The survey, conducted in the fall of 2022, was released Monday by the AJC, a prominent Jewish advocacy organization. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
Pennsylvania Experienced a Record-High Number of Antisemitic Incidents Last Year

According to the Anti-Defamation League, reported incidents of antisemitism were up 65% in Pennsylvania for 2022.

A woman holds photos of gun violence victims at a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol pressing for stronger gun-control laws, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Community Members From Across PA Gather in Harrisburg to Urge Lawmakers to Take Steps to End Gun Violence

Anti-gun violence advocates raised their voices for reform at the state Capitol Thursday during the fifth March For Our Lives.

This photo taken with a drone shows portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio are still on fire at mid-day Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Testing Shows No Signs of Soil, Water Contamination in Pa. From Ohio Train Wreck and Chemical Burn

The state DEP has been testing soil and water samples from areas in Beaver and Lawrence counties that were impacted by the Norfolk Southern train derailment and subsequent chemical burn across the state line in Ohio last month.

In this 2018 file photo, a makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
As Trial Nears, Lawyers for Suspect in Tree of Life Massacre Cite Mental Health Issues

Robert Bowers has offered to plead guilty to killing 11 people in 2018 at the Pittsburgh synagogue in return for a life sentence, but prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

State Attorney General Michelle Henry. (Shapiro administration)
Shapiro’s Picks for Attorney General, State Police Commissioner Approved by GOP-Controlled Senate

Michelle Henry will serve as the state’s Attorney General, finishing out Shapiro’s four-year elected term, and Christopher Paris will oversee the Pennsylvania State Police.

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks after taking the oath of office to become Pennsylvania's 48th governor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Here Are 5 Key Plans Included in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s First Budget

During his first budget speech before a joint General Assembly, Gov. Shapiro proposed increasing the state’s investment in its workers, businesses, and students.