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

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first_img November 04, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Governor Wolf’s Week, October 30 – November 5, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update 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, 2016Monday, 10/31/16Governor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 JobsGov. Wolf Attends Groundbreaking, Announces $3.5 Million in State Funding for Reading Viaduct Trail Project in PhiladelphiaGovernor’s Award for Safety Excellence Winners AnnouncedGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former Senator J. Barry Stout and Former Representative Robert “Bob” BelfantiTuesday, 11/1/16Governor Wolf Statement on the TWU/SEPTA StrikeGovernor Wolf Announces Opening of New Pipeline Investment ProgramGovernor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in PennsylvaniaWednesday, 11/2/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled VeteransGovernor Wolf Announces Statewide Planning Project to Boost Pennsylvania’s Solar Energy Development Begins in January 2017Governor Wolf Announces 246 New Jobs with Champion Modular Manufacturing Facility in Juniata CountyGovernor Wolf Signs Bills to Battle Heroin and Opioid CrisisThursday, 11/3/16Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Provide Unemployment Insurance for an Additional 44,000 PennsylvaniansGovernor Wolf Signs 17 Bills into LawFriday, 11/4/16Governor Wolf Signs Law Legalizing Ride-Sharing StatewideGovernor Wolf Signs Bill Prohibiting State from Contracting with Businesses that Boycott IsraelGovernor Wolf Acts on LegislationGovernor Wolf Signs Bill to Deter Texting and DrivingHighlights from The BlogCelebrating Diwali and Tihar in PennsylvaniaIn the Age of Fintech, Cybersecurity is Everyone’s BusinessElection Day GuideSee You At The Polls!Governor Wolf Pledges Ambitious Early Childhood Education PlanGovernor Wolf Signs Legislation Package to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Crisis (Round-up)Voting in PA: Find Your Polling Place for Tuesdaylast_img

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