Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of Senate Bill 906
, legislation that would have placed a moratorium on the pending closures of the White Haven and Polk state centers by the Department of Human Services.
“I am disappointed by the governor’s decision to veto legislation that would have given White Haven Center residents the option of staying in the only home many of them have ever known.
“I have toured the center, where many residents require around-the-clock care, and have little confidence their needs can be met in a community-type setting.
“I am hopeful to reach a bipartisan solution and a possible veto override in order to give the residents of these two centers and their families a choice in the care they receive.”
Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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