Governor Wolf’s Week, October 30 – November 5, 2016

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

November 04, 2016

On Monday, Governor Wolf attended a groundbreaking ceremony to announce $3.5 million in funding for the Reading Viaduct Trail Project in Philadelphia.

Also this week, Governor Wolf signed multiple pieces of legislation into law.

On Wednesday, the governor signed a package of legislation that would reinforce the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic. Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. He thanked the General Assembly for working quickly to these bills to his desk before the end of their fall session.

The governor signed legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of prescription drugs.

On Thursday, Governor Wolf signed a bill that would reform the state’s unemployment compensation. The new legislation will provide benefits to approximately 44,000 Pennsylvanians and help to ensure that seasonal workers and those who need unemployment insurance will have better and more efficient access to those funds.

On Friday, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 984 which allows ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide. Also on Friday, the governor signed legislation prohibiting the commonwealth from contracting with any company or organization that engages in an economic boycott against Israel and he signed “Daniel’s Law” which enhances sentencing for individuals who are involved in texting while driving accidents.

Governor Wolf’s Week, October 30 – November 5, 2016

Monday, 10/31/16
Tuesday, 11/1/16
Wednesday, 11/2/16
Thursday, 11/3/16
Friday, 11/4/16

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