Statement by Senator Scott Hutchinson on Wolf Administration Announcement Concerning Closing of Polk State Center

Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) offered the following statement on the Wolf Administration’s  announcement today on closing Polk State Center:

“I am truly disappointed that Governor Wolf is making a misguided decision based on incorrect numbers  to close Polk State Center.  The choices of residents and their families have been completely left out of the equation even though Polk is their home and they feel comfortable with the quality of the care they receive there.  Secretary Miller was also deceptive and disingenuous in the way this announcement was made.  I have repeatedly asked her to keep me apprised if there were changes in store for Polk State Center, so I was completely taken off guard this morning.  This is not the end of the conversation however.”