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August 02, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Gov. Wolf, Legislators Reintroduce 'PA Opportunity Program', Continue Fight for $2,000 Direct Payments to Pennsylvanians

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians.
"I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldn't get on board with funding it in this year's budget," said Gov. Wolf. "However, as I've traveled the commonwealth, I've heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. I'm not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve."

In February, Gov. Wolf unveiled a $1.7 billion proposal for Pennsylvania's $2 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. While Democratic leaders in the Senate and House have introduced legislation, the Republican-led General Assembly did not appropriate the funding for the program during budget negotiations.

"This year's budget made major investments in working families across the commonwealth, putting Pennsylvania on a pack to a brighter future, but we still have the funds to make this investment in the people of Pennsylvania right now," said Gov Wolf. "People need help now, and we can afford to help them. Let's put this cash back in the pockets of Pennsylvanians, to help cover the higher costs of gas, groceries, and everything else."

Speakers Include:
Rep. Delloso
Governor Tom Wolf
Council President Joe Papaleo
Angie Carr - Resident of Folcroft
Sen. Anthony Williams
Sen. Tim Kearney



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gov. Wolf, Legislators Reintroduce PA Opportunity Program, Continue Fight for $2,000 Direct Payments to Pennsylvanians. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gov. Wolf, Legislators Reintroduce PA Opportunity Program, Continue Fight for $2,000 Direct Payments to Pennsylvanians. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gov. Wolf, Legislators Reintroduce PA Opportunity Program, Continue Fight for $2,000 Direct Payments to Pennsylvanians. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Gov. Wolf, Legislators Reintroduce PA Opportunity Program, Continue Fight for $2,000 Direct Payments to Pennsylvanians. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator. Tim Kearney speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Anthony Williams speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Angie Carr, a client of the food pantry speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting attendees.  Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting Senator Anthony Williams after he spoke with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Representative David Delloso speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joe Papaleo, President, Folcroft Council speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greeting Senator Anthony Williams and Senator Tim Kearney.  Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Anthony Williams speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf receives a tee shirt from Angie Carr, a client of the food pantry.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_018.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Joe Papaleo, President, Folcroft Council speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_019.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Angie Carr, a client of the food pantry speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_020.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator. Tim Kearney speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22070_gov_opportunityFund_dz_021.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaks with the press.   Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state Representative David Delloso and stakeholders and community members to discuss the reintroduction of the PA Opportunity Program, which would send $2,000 checks directly to Pennsylvanians. I first proposed the PA Opportunity Program back in February, but Republican leaders in the General Assembly just wouldnt get on board with funding it in this years budget, said Gov. Wolf. However, as Ive traveled the commonwealth, Ive heard directly from so many people about how much this program would mean to them and their families. Im not going to stop fighting until the people of Pennsylvania get the help they need and deserve. Folcroft, PA  August 2, 2022