BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, May 15 – May 21, 2016

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

May 20, 2016

This week, the governor continued to hold bipartisan roundtable discussions in Delaware and Bucks counties to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Governor Wolf also joined Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Lemoyne to remind Pennsylvania residents and pharmacists that a doctor’s prescription is not needed to obtain the life-saving opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone. Governor Wolf also sent a letter to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation urging them to fund the comprehensive Opioid Abuse and Reduction Act of 2016.

Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and these roundtables and events are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.

Governor Wolf also signed into law House Bill 400, known as the Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities Act, which will help students with disabilities gain competitive employment.

Monday, 5/16/16
Tuesday, 5/17/16
Wednesday, 5/18/16
Thursday, 5/19/16
Friday, 5/20/16
Highlights from The Blog:

BLOG: Watch Governor Wolf’s WITF Interview on Pennsylvania’s Opioid Crisis
BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues his Opioid Roundtable Discussions with Stops in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton (Round-up)
BLOG: Naloxone: What It Is, How to Get It, and How to Use It
BLOG: Six Things To Know About Crowdfunding in PA
BLOG: 109 Municipalities Receive $12 Million under PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” Program (Round-up)
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