Stories tagged: "Shapiro"


A sign indicates an empty storefront among is available along East Carson Street in the Southside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Shapiro Creates New Office to Spur the State’s Economic Growth, Keeping Another Campaign Promise

Governor Josh Shapiro is keeping a promise he made to businesses across the commonwealth by creating a new office to streamline permit processes and expedite reviews and key incentive programs.

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)
Delivering on a Campaign Promise, Shapiro Eliminates Prohibitive Requirement for Most State Jobs

While campaigning for governor, Josh Shapiro said he would eliminate the four-year college degree requirement for most state jobs. On his first day in office, he has done just that.

Josh Shapiro is sworn in as Pennsylvania's 48th governor on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Josh Shapiro Sworn in as Governor, Promising Progress on Key Issues

With Josh Shapiro taking office, Pennsylvania now has successive Democrats as governor for the first time in more than 60 years.

Democratic Lt. Gov. Austin Davis accompanied by his wife Blayre Holmes Davis departs from the Senate chambers after becoming Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Austin Davis Makes History, is Sworn in as Pennsylvania’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

A former state House lawmaker, Austin Davis was sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 35th lieutenant governor, becoming the first Black person to hold the office.

Voters line up at an early voting satellite location at the Anne B. Day elementary school, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Amendments on Voter ID, Governor’s Veto Power, Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse One Step Closer to May Ballot

Republicans in the Senate pushed through a bill containing two proposed amendments to the state constitution that would affect voting rights and the governor’s veto powers, in addition to tacking on a measure that would provide relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, which Democrats support while opposing the other two proposals.

A poll worker holds a ballot at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Hall polling place in Biglerville, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Proposed Constitutional Amendments on Voter ID, Election Audits, and Governor’s Veto Power Could Make it to Ballots in May

Three proposed amendments to the state constitution are headed to the Senate for a vote after passing through the State Government Committee. If passed by both the Senate and House this month, they could go to voters as early as May.

FILE - Al Schmidt, former city commissioner of Philadelphia, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, on June 13, 2022. Schmidt, a former Philadelphia election official who has told of enduring death threats whipped up by Donald Trump for defending the city's 2020 vote-counting against the former president's election lies, will be nominated for the top election administration post in Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro's administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Josh Shapiro Chooses Republican Al Schmidt, Targeted by Trump in 2020, to Oversee Pennsylvania Elections

Schmidt upheld democracy in Philadelphia during the 2020 Election, pushing back against Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud. He has told the Jan. 6 committee that his family received death threats after Trump called him out on Twitter.