April 14, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic Cannot Wait: Ortitay Takes It On

Jason’s constituents have come to him, and he’s seen the data: the opioid epidemic cannot wait, and all those involved must be held accountable. That’s why Jason has introduced two bills to take on this issue. “Recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data shows Pennsylvania had the highest percentage increase in drug overdose deaths of any state from 2016 to …

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  • Refused the state pension, per diem expenses, and a state car to save taxpayer money
  • Passed a fiscally responsible state budget that did not increase taxes on our hardworking families and seniors on fixed incomes
  • Authored legislation to cut taxes for the working class and employers to protect and create more family-sustaining jobs
  • Increased record level funding for K-12 education by over $600 million since taking office
  • Supported and developed new school safety programs and $60 million in grants
  • Secured funding and introduced legislation to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic
  • Lead a taskforce in securing $11 million to rebuild the Route 50/Washington Pike intersection