‘They need our support now more than ever,’ Shapiro says, promoting 911 spending plan

BY: - March 30, 2023

The Democratic governor has called for investing $50 million in emergency dispatch systems and $36 million in new equipment and training for firefighters and EMS personnel.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa.’s intellectual disability community will not be left out of 2023’s budget debate | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2023

These are our neighbors and our family members. This is my brother. We must act on their behalf right now.

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro traveled to West Reading, Pa., on Saturday, March 25,2023 to survey the scene of a candy factory explosion and to meet with local leaders (Commonwealth of Pa. photo).

Shapiro orders Pa. flags to half-staff for victims of West Reading candy factory explosion

BY: - March 27, 2023

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of seven people killed in an explosion at a chocolate factory in West Reading on Friday.  The Democratic governor’s order, announced Monday, remains in effect until March 31, the administration said in a statement. On Monday, officials released the names of […]

These are 2023’s most and least innovative states. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 27, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to make Pa. more competitive. Here’s how far he has to go to close the gap.

Shapiro promotes multi-million-dollar spending plan to recruit, retain Pa. police

BY: - March 23, 2023

As part of his $44.4 billion budget proposal, Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro pitched a multi-million-dollar investment in Pennsylvania police.

Shapiro touts proposed K-12 spending in Pittsburgh, saying it gives every kid ‘a fair shot’

BY: - March 21, 2023

During Shapiro's stop in Allegheny County to discuss his plan to address the educator staffing shortage and proposed investments in K-12 classrooms, Tamara Sanders-Woods urged leaders to ask: “And how are the educators?”

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’

BY: - March 18, 2023

The Feb. 3 train crash along the Pa/Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.

Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, Pa.

Volunteer firefighters deserve an income tax credit too. This is why | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2023

Those who continue to volunteer as protectors of life and property in our communities remain the true public servants of our time.


Pennsylvania must fulfill the constitutional guarantee of adequate representation | Opinion

BY: - March 16, 2023

Pa. is one of only two states in the nation that provide essentially no funding for its public defenders.

Gov. Josh Shapiro addresses a joint session of the state House and Senate on Tuesday, 3/7/23 (Photo by Amanda Mustard, for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Shapiro touts proposed K-12 spending as ‘a real downpayment on the future of education’

BY: - March 15, 2023

“This is a great moment of opportunity for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to both believe in the new generation and invest in them,” Gov. Josh Shapiro said Wednesday.

Pa. advocates push for new Level Up funds ahead of 2023-24 budget negotiations

BY: and - March 14, 2023

Still, some advocates worry the governor’s spending plan — which ends the Level Up special funding program that prioritizes the state’s 100 poorest school districts — doesn’t go far enough to meet the constitutional mandate for a “thorough and efficient” education.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Capitol Police fully equipped with body cameras, Shapiro administration announces

BY: - March 13, 2023

Pennsylvania Capitol Police Superintendent Joseph Jacob called the technology “a welcome addition.”