first_img 2016 In Review,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Year in Review With the year coming to an end, Pennsylvania state agencies have released their 2016 accomplishments to highlight the progress made by each agency this year.Since taking office, Governor Wolf has focused on three priorities for his administration; creating Jobs That Pay, funding Schools That Teach, and providing a Government That Works for all Pennsylvanians. State agencies are essential in helping Governor Wolf implement and improve programs that move these three initiatives and Pennsylvania forward.Some highlighted accomplishments of 2016 include:Select an agency to see full list of 2016 accomplishments.Department of EducationHelping the governor implement a new fair-funding formula and to secure a historic $640 million increase in funding for Pennsylvania schools.Department of Labor & IndustryIncreasing access to workforce training and development through programs, such as the Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship Initiative.Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentAnnouncing the completion of 58 projects through the Governor’s Action Team that will enhance job creation and investments across the Commonwealth.Department of HealthWorking to implement Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program and working collaboratively with other state agencies to tackle the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania.Department of Human ServicesEstablishing Centers of Excellence to treat individuals suffering from Substance Use Disorder and increasing the number of Pennsylvanian’s enrolled for healthcare benefits.Department of Drug and Alcohol ProgramsImplementing a “warm hand-off” policy to ensure that overdose survivors are directed into treatment and providing drug take-back boxes across the state so Pennsylvanian’s can properly dispose of unwanted prescriptions.Department of AgingHosting several community forums statewide to receive feedback from thousands of stakeholders on how to enhance the lives of older Pennsylvanians and working with the Department of Human Services to rollout Community HealthChoices to improve long-term care in Pennsylvania.Department of Military and Veterans AffairsCoordinating efforts to place more than 2,500 homeless veterans into permanent housing and working with Governor Wolf to enact several bills that support the military and veterans, such as increased pay for state active duty.Insurance DepartmentAnnouncing savings of $2.7 million by making changes in investment managers fees.Department of TransportationImproving customer service by reducing wait times at Driver License Centers and creating a new mobile app for Driver License examiners and construction inspectors.Department of Banking and SecuritiesAnnouncing a new program designed to identify and protect Pennsylvania seniors from financial abuse.Office of AdministrationPublishing the first annual report of accomplishments for the Governor’s Office of Transportation, Innovation, Management, and Efficiency (GO-TIME), highlighting projects that helped save over $156 million for taxpayers.Department of StateAnnouncing that nearly 900,000 Pennsylvanians registered to vote by the October registration deadline by using Online Voter Registration.Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesIssuing its State Forest Management Plan that will help protect and sustain Pennsylvania’s forests.Department of Environmental ProtectionImplementing mine land reclamation projects to put coal miners back to work and continuing to improve investments in Pennsylvania’s energy economy YEAR IN REVIEW SHARE TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant December 18, 2016 Pennsylvania State Agencies Release 2016 Accomplishments (Round-Up)last_img

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