Four months into his Opioid Disaster Declaration, Governor Wolf announced significant progress on several of the original initiatives that were part of the declaration aimed at increasing prevention, access to treatment and data collection for those suffering with opioid use disorder (OUD).
Wolf Administration Approves Eight Universities as Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinical Research CentersMay 14, 2018
Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved eight universities as Certified Academic Clinical Research Centers in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, signaling the first step towards clinical research to commence in the commonwealth.
Last week, Governor Wolf announce a new $1.5 million Gun Violence Reduction Initiative, expand student training programs in Northwest PA, and created a committee to investigate and disseminate findings related to maternal deaths.
Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Expand Machining, Welding Training Programs in Northwest PennsylvaniaMay 11, 2018
Governor Wolf announced the approval of new funding to the Precision Manufacturing Institute in Crawford County to enhance its manufacturing training programs by adding more advanced trainings and placing an additional focus on employability skills that prospective workers need to get a job in manufacturing.
Governor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction ProgramMay 10, 2018
Governor Wolf announced the roll out of new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.