first_img The Blog,  Weekly Update On Wednesday, after repeated failure and obstruction by GOP lawmakers, Governor Wolf announced that he will be taking unilateral action to manage Pennsylvania’s funds and called for an immediate vote on a severance tax that is widely supported by Pennsylvanians. This action will ensure the state can make its commitment to school districts and other providers of services.“I’ve had enough of the games,” Governor Wolf said. “In the absence of a compromise revenue plan getting to my desk, I am going to take action to manage our state’s finances.”Ensuring that Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable have continued access to affordable health care is a top priority for Governor Wolf. This week, the governor urged the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Congress failed to act on extending the program before the September 30 deadline, leaving the health care of thousands of children at stake.On Friday, Governor Wolf was the recipient of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Pink Ribbon Award. The governor was honored for his support of women’s health care and his administration’s introduction of no-cost 3D mammograms. Earlier this week, the Wolf Administration Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reiterated Governor Wolf’s policy that 3D mammograms are covered by insurance under existing state law and must be provided with no cost sharing to Pennsylvania women.On Monday, Governor Wolf released a statement following on the terrorist attack and mass shooting in Las Vegas. The governor ordered the State Capitol be lit blue, gold, and green to stand in solidarity with Nevada and ordered all Commonwealth flags, along with the order for United States flags, to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 1 – October 7, 2017Monday, 10/2/17Governor Wolf Statement on Terror Attack in Las VegasWolf Administration Reiterates Policy on 3D Mammograms, Urges Support for Affordable Care Act to Maintain Preventive Service Coverage at No Cost to ConsumersGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Las Vegas ShootingTuesday, 10/3/17Governor Wolf Urges Congressional Reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance ProgramGO-TIME: PA Earns National Technology Honors for Cloud Security from State CIOsWednesday, 10/4/17Filipino American History Month, 2017Governor Wolf Draws Line in the Sand on Budget After Repeated GOP Failure and ObstructionGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Recognize 8 Women as Pennsylvania’s 2017 Distinguished DaughtersThursday, 10/5/17Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million in Funding for NaloxoneFriday, 10/6/17Governor Wolf Receives Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Pink Ribbon Award for Requiring Insurers to Cover 3D Screening Mammograms at No Extra CostHighlights from The BlogGovernor Wolf Takes Steps to Manage State Funds in Absence of Finalized State Budget (Round-Up)Highlights from TwitterHouse Republicans have repeatedly failed to agree amongst themselves on how to approach the budget. In the absence of a compromise revenue plan getting to my desk, I must take action to protect Pennsylvanians.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 4, 2017 October 06, 2017 Weekly Update: Ensuring Schools and Services Are Funded, Supporting Access to Health Care, Honoring Victims in Las Vegas By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: We can’t forget our most vulnerable – our children who rely on us to care for them. Congress’s inaction can only be interpreted as apathy and there can be no tolerance for that.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) October 3, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img