Weekly Update: Passing Pension Reform, Announcing Business Development and New Jobs, Continuing the Fight Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

first_img The Blog,  Weekly Update Governor Wolf kicked off this week by issuing a statement of support for Senate Bill 1, the pension reform legislation, and applauding the bipartisan support and passage of the bill. Governor Wolf stated that he will sign the bill and that pension reform is an important step in protecting Pennsylvania taxpayers. On Friday, advocates joined Governor Wolf in supporting the passage and future signing of Senate Bill 1.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf announced new investments through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority that will spur business development in Allegheny, Bedford, Cameron, Clinton, and Huntingdon counties. The governor also traveled to Somerset County on Thursday to join in the announcement of hundreds of new jobs coming to the region.On Friday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reported that the number of fatal overdoses in Pennsylvania had increased in 2016. Governor Wolf responded to the report by ensuring that he will continue to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic and warning of the potentially devastating effects budget cuts to healthcare would have on this fight. Earlier in the week, the governor voiced his support for a bill that would make opioid education mandatory in schools, stating that educating young people is an important aspect to combating the current crisis.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 4, 2017 – June 10, 2017Sunday, 5/4/17Governor Tom Wolf Statement on Senate Pension Reform VoteMonday, 5/5/17Governor Tom Wolf Commends Advancement of Pension Reform BillGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite the Public to Second Sundays at the Governor’s ResidenceTuesday, 5/6/17Governor Wolf Approves Investments to Improve Nine AirportsGovernor Wolf Announces Opening of Another Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station Under Public Private PartnershipWednesday, 5/7/17Governor Wolf Announces Extension of Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application DeadlineGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Five Business Development Projects and the Creation of 184 Full-Time JobsThursday, 5/8/17Wolf Administration Serving 10,700 More Vulnerable Pennsylvanians in Their CommunitiesWolf Administration Announces Aid for Survivors of Devastating Pittsburgh FireGovernor Wolf Voices Support for House Bill that Makes Opioid Education Mandatory in SchoolsGovernor Wolf: Pension Reform Bill Saves and Protects Taxpayers, Reduces Wall Street FeesGovernor Wolf Applauds Hundreds of Jobs Coming to Somerset County, RegionFriday, 5/9/17Governor Wolf on Fatal Overdose Stats: We Must Keep Fighting, Not Start CuttingWolf Administration Approves Funding for 21 Municipalities to Improve Traffic SafetyAdvocates Join Governor Wolf, Bipartisan Legislators in Supporting Senate Bill 1Governor Wolf Joins Philadelphia Officials for Funding Announcement on I-95Highlights from The BlogPA.gov That Works: Updating Our Pilot (and Joining Social Media!)Highlights from TwitterThe #ACA market is stabilizing in PA, but if @POTUS removes subsidies, premiums will increase significantly for Pennsylvanians. https://t.co/khKou1xTQN— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 4, 2017 Aviation supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in PA. We’re investing $10 million in 9 PA airports to improve safety and help them expand. pic.twitter.com/NDxzHCM4pX— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 6, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf June 09, 2017 Weekly Update: Passing Pension Reform, Announcing Business Development and New Jobs, Continuing the Fight Against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

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