Governor Wolf commended Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his legal team, who worked with the governor’s administration, for their victory in federal court to get a nationwide temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s move to allow some employers to opt-out of covering contraception for their employees.
Weekly Update: Protecting Healthcare for Pennsylvanians, Investing in Education, Supporting PA VeteransDecember 15, 2017
This week, Governor Wolf signed legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the state level, recognized the impressive academic gains made by several PA schools, and announced new jobs for veterans and military families.
A new eGrants system is now available for eligible arts organizations to submit grant applications to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), which is working to make all grant programs available electronically by June 2018, saving an estimated $160,000 this fiscal year and shortening processing times by 50 percent.
With state legislators, cabinet officials, health care providers, families, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) administration and clinicians joining him, Governor Wolf held a bill signing of legislation to protect children’s health care through state funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP.
Governor Wolf announced that cleanup of acid mine drainage (AMD) and contaminated land at three sites in Western Pennsylvania communities will advance with funding through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).