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The Office of the Communications Director
News Briefing | 8/31/2018
Philly Voice, John Kopp, Rod Rosenstein pledges swift federal response if safe injection site opens in Philly
The U.S. Department of Justice will take swift action against any safe injection site that opens in Philadelphia or elsewhere in the United States, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday. Philadelphia officials have pledged to welcome any private company that wants to establish a safe injection site where drug users can take opioids under the supervision of medical personnel and without fear of arrest. But in an op-ed published Monday by The New York Times, Rosenstein promised a “swift and aggressive action” from the federal government should a city approve a safe injection site. He reiterated that threat Wednesday when speaking with WHYY’s Bobby Allyn. “They’re not just handing out (clean) needles – they’re actually inviting people to bring these illegal drugs into their places of business,” Rosenstein said. “If you start down that road, you’re really going to undermine the deterrent message that I think is so important in order to prevent people from becoming addicted in the future.”
Office of The Communications Director
Update for the Week of August 27, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: PA GOP Chairman Comments on the Passing of Sen. John McCain
Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio, made the following statement on the passing of Sen. John McCain:
“Senator John McCain was the epitome of a self-sacrificing public servant and an American hero. He was a family man of great integrity and his voice will be missed in America and in the Republican Party. We share in the grief of his family and our country.”
Scott Wagner today released a detailed, substantive plan to improve K-12 education policy in Pennsylvania. Wagner’s plan will increase education funding by over $1 billion annually (without raising taxes) so that all districts will have the resources they need to succeed, will encourage the retooling and reinventing of curriculum so that all students are prepared to meet the needs of the modern workforce and will put in place the innovative programs necessary to obtain the best and brightest teachers.
SCOTT WAGNER ON THE PLAN
“In my administration your zip code won’t determine your success. I’m committed to record investments in education so that every child has access to opportunity, every parent has peace of mind knowing their child has a chance to learn, every teacher has the tools they need and every taxpayer knows we are doing it at a price they can afford.”
JEFF BARTOS ON THE PLAN
“Governor Wolf has failed Pennsylvania’s public school students and parents. For three straight years, he called for tax increase after tax increase while refusing to authorize any education funding increases. The money the Republican legislature did put into education was swallowed up by pension payments and did not help a single student. Scott and I believe Pennsylvania deserves better. Rather than cutting funding from 70 percent of schools like Governor Wolf wants to do, we have a plan give more resources to all of our students without raising taxes.”