Governor Wolf is giving some details about his plan to consolidate four state public health agencies. The plan would combine the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging and Drug and Alcohol Programs to make the Department of Health and Human Services. Wolf's office said yesterday that getting the agencies into one department will improve efficiency, eliminate red tape and keep benefits programs intact. The administration claims any layoffs would be minimal.
More information about the plan will likely come in next week's budget address from the governor.