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.
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:
- The expansion of Medicaid gave health insurance to 700,000 Pennsylvanians.
- Governor Wolf fought to save health insurance for 180,000 seniors and 3,600 kids.
- Online voter registration reached nearly one million users.
- PennDOT launched new innovations to improve DMV customer service.
- DMVA helped find housing for nearly 2,500 homeless veterans.
- Pennsylvania launched an extensive review of the state’s criminal justice system.
For much more about what we’ve achieved, please visit the Results page on our website.
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