Weekly Update: Introducing ‘It’s On Us’ Legislation, Supporting Business and Economic Development Projects, Advocating for Affordable Health Care for Pennsylvanians
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
September 08, 2017
On Wednesday, Governor Wolf was joined by lawmakers, advocates, and students to announce the upcoming introduction of a six-bill legislative package that will work to combat sexual violence in K-12 schools and on college campuses. After the governor’s announcement of this legislative package, it was announced the U.S. Department of Education is considering revoking current policies that are in place to protect victims of sexual violence and assault. Governor Wolf sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her to reconsider and preserve these policies that have increased transparency, safety, and support for victims.
Governor Wolf and his administration continue to support workforce and economic development across the commonwealth. On Tuesday, the governor traveled to Allegheny county where he announced a new partnership at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) that will fund construction of a new workforce training center at the college’s campus. The governor also announced state support through the Commonwealth Cornerstone Group that will help fund the transformation of Pittsburgh’s south side historic terminal buildings into “The Highline,” a revitalization project that will serve as an economic catalyst for the area.
On Friday, Governor Wolf joined community leaders in Coatesville for a walking tour of redevelopment and revitalization projects that received support through state investments. The governor also announced five small business projects across the commonwealth that received low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.
Ensuring that Pennsylvanians receive quality and affordable health care continues to be a top priority for the Wolf Administration. After Governor Wolf joined a bipartisan group of governors on a letter sent to Congress last week, Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Human Services and former Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on the immediate need for stability in the individual market and targeted fixes that would improve the Affordable Care Act.
On Thursday, Governor Wolf toured renovations at Bryn Mawr hospital and met with hospital board members and staff to discuss Main Line Health System’s strategic plans and healthcare delivery transformation. Following his discussion at Bryn Mawr, Governor Wolf toured Planned Parenthood’s Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center in Philadelphia where he met with volunteers and staff to thank them for their roles in defeating the attempted repeal of the Affordable Care Act and for their advocacy on behalf of women’s health care.
Governor Wolf’s Week, September 3, 2017 – September 9, 2017
- Governor Wolf Announces Investment in Workforce Training at the Community College of Allegheny County
- Governor Wolf Announces Support for Historic Project Transforming South Side Pittsburgh Terminal Buildings
- Wolf Administration Testifies before U.S. Senate Committee on Bipartisan Fixes to Strengthen Affordable Care Act
- Governor Wolf Urges Congress to Prohibit Department of Justice from Disrupting Medical Marijuana Programs
- Governor Wolf Announces Introduction of “It’s On Us PA” Legislation
- Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-Interest Loans to Support Five Small Business Projects
- Pennsylvania Personnel Deploy in Advance of Hurricane Irma
- Governor Wolf Tours Bryn Mawr Hospital’s New Patient Pavilion and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Governor Wolf Tours Planned Parenthood’s Elizabeth Blackwell Health Center
- Governor Wolf, First Lady, Commissioners Pen Joint Letter to Congress in Support of DREAMers
- Governor Wolf Asks Secretary DeVos to Preserve Federal Victim Protection Policies
- State Employees Set Goal to Donate Over $3 Million to Charities
- Governor Wolf, DEP Take Additional Action to Increase Fuel Supplies During Hurricane Recovery
- Governor Wolf Tours Coatesville Revitalization Projects Supported by State Investment
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) September 5, 2017
As long as I’m governor of Pennsylvania, I will fight to protect victims of sexual assault regardless of what they do in Washington. pic.twitter.com/aR3AFfQe3o
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) September 6, 2017
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