Weekly Update: Continuing Budget Negotiations, Recognizing Job Creation, Joining Governors to Protect Health Care, Applauding Education to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Supporting Bipartisan Inspector General Bill

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf July 14, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Excited to announce that @clarionu will offer an Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate — a great step in helping to combat this crisis. pic.twitter.com/aaiqRPYGyo— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 12, 2017 Weekly Update: Continuing Budget Negotiations, Recognizing Job Creation, Joining Governors to Protect Health Care, Applauding Education to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Supporting Bipartisan Inspector General Bill The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf announced that he would allow the bipartisan supported budget appropriations bill to become law without his signature. The governor encouraged the General Assembly to continue working with his administration to find sustainable revenue to fund the budget.This week, CNBC recognized Pennsylvania for improvements in business development and education. Creating and encouraging job growth in the Commonwealth is a top priority for Governor Wolf. On Wednesday, he announced new manufacturing jobs coming to Luzerne County through a new location for Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. On Thursday, the governor announced new jobs coming to the City of Erie with the expansion of Logistics Plus, Inc.On Thursday, a revised version of the Senate Republican health care bill was released. Governor Wolf released a statement on his disappointment that Senate Republicans have ignored a group of bipartisan governors who had expressed their concern over coverage cuts that are included in the proposed health care bill.Continuing the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic is a priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. The governor joined officials from Clarion University on Tuesday to announce the university’s new Opioid Treatment Specialist Certificate program. Governor Wolf expressed that education is a powerful force in the fight against the epidemic and hoped that many would take advantage of the new educational program.In the spirit of bipartisan compromise, Governor Wolf announced on Tuesday that he would sign Senate Bill 527. The bill codifies the Office of Inspector General and sets forth the duties of the office. The governor thanked Democratic and Republican members of the legislature for coming together to amend the bill to ensure that the Office of Inspector General serves the Commonwealth with efficiency and accountability.Governor Wolf’s Week, July 9 – July 15, 2017Monday, 7/10/17Governor Wolf Will Let Budget Become LawTuesday, 7/11/17Governor Wolf Will Sign Compromise Office of State Inspector General BillWednesday, 7/12/17Governor Wolf Announces 50 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Luzerne County Through New Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. LocationGovernor Wolf, Clarion University Announces Opioid Treatment Specialist CertificatePennsylvania Recognized for Business Ranking Improvement after Advances in Business Development and EducationThursday, 7/13/17Wolf Administration Announces More Pennsylvanians Using Online Voter Registration Than Paper FormsGovernor Wolf Announces Logistics Plus, Inc. to Expand and Create 44 New Jobs in the City of ErieGovernor Wolf: Washington Republicans Continue to Ignore Bipartisan GovernorsFriday, 7/14/17Governor Wolf Statement on Death of Trooper Michael StewartGovernor Tom Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Michael P. StewartGovernor Announces Secretary Kathy Manderino Leaving Department of Labor and Industry to Join Pennsylvania Gaming Control BoardHighlights from The BlogOne Woman’s Fight With the Opioid Epidemic Shows Life-Saving Impact of MedicaidHighlights from TwitterFor so many like Charlene, treatment is a matter of life and death. Yet the GOP health plans would limit treatment options. Unconscionable. pic.twitter.com/9flQv0C3DU— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 12, 2017last_img

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