Save Polk State Center Petition

DHS in August 2019 announced plans to close Polk State Center in Venango County. The decision would displace nearly 200 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities who currently consider Polk State Center to be their home and receive a variety of professional, on-site services each day.

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The 64th Legislative District consists of part of BUTLER County including the TOWNSHIPS of Allegheny, Concord, Parker, Venango and Washington and the BOROUGHS of Bruin, Cherry Valley and Eau Claire and All of VENANGO County.

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Bill Halting Closure of State Centers for at Least Five Years Passes House, James Says

Jan. 15, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – After dedicated opposition to the governor’s call to close Polk State Center, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) announced that legislation passed the House today to prevent the closure of any state centers until at least five years from the bill’s passage, but not before a sensible plan for closure is created.

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