Weekly Update: Creating Jobs, Combatting Opioid Abuse, Planned Parenthood

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

April 28, 2017

Governor Wolf made several jobs announcements this week, including new state investments in rail projects which will support 375 jobs, the announcement of 251 new jobs with Convergys coming to Cambria county, and 208 new jobs with ACE Hardware coming to Lebanon county. Governor Wolf also continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour with stops in Lancaster and Pittston.

On Monday, Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has secured a $26.5 million federal grant to continue the governor’s top priority of combating the heroin and opioid abuse crisis. The governor also announced that Drug Take-back Day will be held Saturday, April 29.

Also on Monday, Governor Wolf signed legislation that would provide a short-term fix to the state’s unemployment compensation system and pledged to continue to work with the General Assembly on a long-term solution in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Senate advanced a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood in the state. Governor Wolf released a statement calling on the Senate leadership to put a stop to the legislation and confirming that if the bill does make it to his desk, he will veto it.

Governor Wolf’s Week, April 23, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Monday, 4/24/17
Tuesday, 4/25/17
Wednesday, 4/26/17
Thursday, 4/27/17
Friday, 4/28/17

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