Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine speak on progress against opioids

Gov. Wolf, Sec. Levine speak on progress against opioids

Governor Tom Wolf (D) told the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Friday that the state has seen some positive results in the battle to reverse the opioid epidemic.
 
In January 2018, Wolf signed an emergency declaration to help combat the opioid and heroin disaster. Since then, state agencies have collaborated through the Opioid Command Center, and have been assisted by outside stakeholders.
Friday, November 8, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Philadelphia Port opens new auto processing center

Governor Tom Wolf (D) joined officials and business leader to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Southport Auto Terminal and Vehicle Processing Center at the Philadelphia Port. It is the first new terminal in South Philadelphia in 45 years.
 
The 156-acre location operated by Glovis America is a product of the governor’s Port Development Plan. Pennsylvania has invested $300 million in deepening the channel along the Delaware River.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Sen. Mensch introduces increased protections for older adults

Sen. Mensch introduces increased protections for older adults

Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Bucks) introduced legislation in August that would significantly alter the Older Adult Protective Services Act. His bill would place more emphasis on mandatory reporting, something he says is crucial to protecting Pennsylvania seniors.
 
Mensch’s legislation, Senate Bill 819, creates a framework for oversight and information sharing, including legal challenges to interference. It also removes a good portion of the original law passed in 1987.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Wolf unveils new lead testing initiatives

Wolf unveils new lead testing initiatives

Legislators and officials joined Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia to promote new efforts to remove lead and its devastating effects from the state.
 
Wolf called upon the legislature to mandate lead testing for all children at nine, 12, and 24 months of age. Aging houses that still contain lead paint, combined with aging water systems, contribute to Pennsylvania having the sixth-highest rates of lead poisoning nationally. Of the 30 percent of children tested statewide, 4.6 percent are found to have varying levels of lead poisoning. 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Wolf touts increased education spending

Wolf touts increased education spending

Gov. Tom Wolf (D) highlighted some of the education wins from the 2019-20 budget passed this summer at an event in Brook Haven Wednesday. Speaking at Coeburn Elementary in Delaware County, he discussed what has been possible by restoring funding he said had been cut in prior administrations. 

Joined by educators, administrations, and officials in the school’s library, Wolf repeatedly mentioned that 25,000 teaching jobs were cut under Tom Corbett’s (R) tenure. With the $200 million increase in this new budget, the state adds 465 Head Start slots and 2,200 more pre-K seats, which adds to the 13,500 seats created for early education under Wolf’s first term.
Thursday, August 22, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
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