Governor Wolf’s Week, October 9 – October 15, 2016

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf’s Week, October 9 – October 15, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week Governor Wolf continued his administration’s fight against the current opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. The governor visited Community Health & Dental Care in Montgomery county to discuss his initiatives to stop the spread of the epidemic, as well as the investments made in the 2016-17 budget also combat Substance Use Disorder. The governor also announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has distributed the overdose reversal drug Narcan to 128 high schools across the Commonwealth.On Wednesday, Governor Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania’s overall uninsured rate has dropped to 6.4 percent, the 15th lowest uninsured rate in the US. The governor expanded Medicaid coverage in April 2015.October 11 was the last day for potential voters to register to vote in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortes celebrated the success of Online Voter Registration by announcing that nearly 900,000 Pennsylvanian’s registered to vote through the online system since its launch last year.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 9 – October 15, 2016Monday, 10/10/16Governor Wolf Announces $3 Million in State Funding for Continued Development of Schuylkill River TrailIn Montgomery County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicTuesday, 10/11/16Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of LOOK Trailers, Commitment to Creation of 65 New JobsWednesday, 10/12/16Medicaid Expansion Drives Significant Reduction in Pennsylvania’s Uninsured RateGovernor Wolf, Secretary Cortés Celebrate Tremendous Success of Online Voter RegistrationThursday, 10/13/16Department of Health Distributes Life-Saving Narcan to 128 Public High Schools in PennsylvaniaGO-TIME: Partnership with State Archives Ancestry.com Provides FREE Online Access to Valuable Records, Saves Taxpayer DollarsFriday, 10/14/16Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Debra PezzePennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on PA House Bill 1948Governor Wolf Announces $40 Million from the Multimodal Transportation Fund for 37 PennDOT ProjectsGov. Wolf Announces $2 Million in State Funding for ‘Innovation Squared’ Expansion in Wilkes-BarreHighlights from The BlogHow Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Give Doctors and Patients More OptionsGovernor Tom Wolf on 3,500 Lives LostGovernor Tom Wolf on the Price of the Opioid EpidemicCelebrating Hispanic Heritage and Contributions to Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img October 14, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img

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