“Facing deepening budget woes, Gov. Wolf is seeking to merge four state agencies that oversee Pennsylvania’s massive health and public welfare programs into a single department, according to an email that circulated Friday to state employees who would be affected by the proposal.
“Wolf wants to consolidate the Departments of Aging, Health, Human Services, and Drug and Alcohol Programs, according to the email, sent by the secretaries who oversee those departments. An official announcement is scheduled for Monday, according to the message.
“It provided no details on how much the merger would save the state or how it would affect state employee jobs. Wolf spokesman J.J. Abbott said he could not comment, deferring to Monday’s announcement.
“Abbott also said the proposed merger would require legislative approval.”