Shapiro purchased automatic dog door, massage sofa and big-screen TVs for Governor’s Residence
This article originally appeared in Lancaster Online on December 27, 2023 and was written by Jaxon White.
Below is executive director Philip Hensley-Robin’s quote included in the article on Governor Shapiro’s recently uncovered $92,000 in expenses related to the governor’s mansion.
Philip Hensley-Robin, executive director of good governance group Common Cause Pennsylvania, said spending money to update the mansion is understandable, given that the last governor didn’t live there. But he said the “lack of transparency” surrounding the upgrades is concerning and purchases should be made easily accessible for the public to decide if they were needed.
“It’s fair for Pennsylvanians to be concerned when tax dollars are used to fund lavish upgrades to the mansion,” Hensley-Robin said.
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