Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017

first_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf invited Speaker Paul Ryan to visit a Pennsylvania substance use disorder treatment Center of Excellence so he could see the positive impact Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has had in providing treatment to individuals suffering from opioid addiction.The governor visited Mount Pocono Medical to host a discussion on how to best continue the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf and the Department of Corrections announced the decision to begin the process to close SCI Pittsburgh by June 30, 2017. The prison closure is expected to save taxpayers $80 million.Governor Wolf also announced several job creation, job retention, and business development projects have been approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The governor also announced new jobs in Lycoming, Elk and Clearfield counties.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf selected Charles H. Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner, to be the chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017Monday, 1/23/17Wolf Administration Statement Ahead of Corrections’ Facility Closure HearingGovernor Tom Wolf: Medicaid Block Grant Effort Could Cut Health Coverage for Children, Seniors, and Addiction TreatmentTuesday, 1/24/17Charles H. Ramsey Named Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and DelinquencyWolf Administration Provides Personnel Update at DDAPGovernor Wolf Announces Newly Approved Funding for Business Development and Job Creation, Supporting More Than 560 JobsWednesday, 1/25/17Governor Wolf Announces Retention of 438 Jobs with Upgrades to Domtar Corporation Facilities in Elk and Clearfield CountiesGovernor Wolf Urges Speaker Ryan to Consider Impact of ACA Repeal on Opioid Epidemic, Extends Invite to Visit Treatment CenterThursday, 1/26/17Statement from Governor Tom Wolf regarding Corrections’ Facility Closure AnnouncementFriday, 1/27/17Governor Wolf’s Statement on Updated Prostate Cancer DiagnosisGovernor Wolf Announces 38 New Jobs with Renovations to Lycoming Engines Facility in Lycoming CountyGovernor Wolf Hosts Discussion in Monroe County on Efforts to Combat that Opioid Abuse EpidemicHighlights from The BlogHow 63,000 PA’ians Will Lose Access to Drug and Alcohol Treatment if ACA is RepealedSpeaker Ryan: Meet the people who would lose treatment under GOP plan (+ VIDEO)Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson’s Dumpling Recipe for the Lunar New YearHighlights from Twitter.@SpeakerRyan While you’re in Philly, come see how Medicaid access to opioid addiction treatment is saving lives -TW https://t.co/AgVjmlESns— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 25, 2017 Governor Wolf: Medicaid block grant effort could cut health coverage for children, seniors, and addiction treatment https://t.co/UR5RKD9FZJ pic.twitter.com/2vuxK4LFcl— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 23, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017 January 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

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