Year-In-Review: Changing Harrisburg and Taking on the Status Quo

By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary

December 15, 2016

For years, Harrisburg has defended the status quo, and too often, special interests and the well-connected are put before Pennsylvania families and the middle class.

To change this, Governor Wolf continued his efforts this year to make state government more efficient, innovative, responsive, and accountable.

The Governor’s cost-saving and government-transformation office, GO-TIME, announced first year savings of $156 million and a new goal of $500 million by 2020.

For example, the Department of Human Services reduced the SNAP error rate to save $44 million and the Department of General Services has saved more than $68 million by taking a more strategic approach to how the commonwealth procures goods and services.

These savings are being reinvested into programs and used to absorb rising costs in other areas of the budget so we can continue to deliver high quality services to our citizens.

Governor Wolf’s administration continues to make state government more responsive to the needs of middle class families and taxpayers.

Here’s some highlights of Governor Wolf’s actions to make state government better:

For much more about what we’ve achieved, please visit the Results page on our website.


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