Senate Committees to Examine Consolidation Proposal

Senate Committees to Examine Consolidation Proposal

HARRISBURG – The Senate will hold the first of a series of public hearings looking into the Wolf Administration’s proposal to consolidate the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs. This is a major element of the proposed state budget, and will affect countless agencies and individuals across Pennsylvania.

Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Majority Chair
Senator Judy Schwank (D-11), Minority Chair                      

Senate Aging and Youth Committee
Senator Michele Brooks (R-50), Majority Chair
Senator Art Haywood (D-4), Minority Chair

Intergovernmental Operations Committee
Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46), Majority Chair
Senator Anthony Williams (D-8), Minority Chair

Senate Appropriations Committee – Health and Human Services Subcommittee
Senator Pat Browne (R-16), Majority Chair
Senator Vince Hughes (D-7), Minority Chair

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

North Office Building, Hearing Room 1-2, Harrisburg

Among those invited to provide testimony are Budget Secretary Randy Albright, Policy and Planning Secretary Sarah Galbally, Administration Secretary Sharon Minnich, Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, Drug and Alcohol Programs Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, and representatives of McKinsey&Company, the consulting firm hired by the Wolf Administration to identify operational efficiencies, cost savings, and revenue enhancements.


Senator Baker:  Andrew Seder, (570) 226-5960,        
Senator Bartolotta:  Katrina Anderson, (717) 787-1463,                                                    
Senator Brooks:  Diane McNaughton, (717) 783-1244,
Senator Browne:  Matt Moyer, (717) 787-1349,                  
Senator Haywood:  Michelle Welk, (215) 242-8171,
Senator Hughes:  Elizabeth Rementer, (717) 787-3378,
Senator Schwank:  Jamie Klein, (610) 929-2151,
Senator Williams:  Sabrina Hall, (215) 492-2980,