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The teams helping Josh Shapiro prepare to be Pa.’s next governor include wealthy donors, Republicans

The Democrat is not the only governor-to-be who has given donors plum positions ahead of his inauguration, but some say the practice highlights the need to get money out of politics.
By Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA and Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

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How Democrat Josh Shapiro won Pennsylvania’s 2022 election for governor

Supporters and detractors alike agreed Shapiro had a weak opponent, strong outreach to rural areas, and a pragmatic policy message.
By Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA

Pa. Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro lays out transition plans and policy goals in his first post-election press appearance

For the first time in decades, an outgoing governor will be handing the executive branch reins over to a fellow party member.
By Sam Dunklau

Tom Wolf’s Pa. climate program awaits court decision after GOP, industry challenge

Attorneys for industry groups and Republican state lawmakers say RGGI is an unconstitutional tax on power plants by the executive branch.

By Rachel McDevitt

Democrat Josh Shapiro to take office with mandate from Pennsylvania voters

The state’s two-term attorney general scored a massive 14 percentage point win over Republican rival Doug Mastriano in last week’s midterm election.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Josh Shapiro could set new tone with legislature on climate, ex-DEP secretary says

Shapiro’s political background will likely help as he negotiates his environmental priorities.

By Rachel McDevitt

Doug Mastriano concedes he lost the election to Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano said he accepted the results of Tuesday’s election.

By Jeremy Long and Rachel McDevitt