Governor Wolf Announces More Action to Manage State Budget and Meet Commitments to Schools, Providers

first_img Budget News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced he will monetize a major state asset to manage the state budget and ensure that payments can be made to schools, health and human services providers, and other governmental entities. As specified in the governor’s February budget, the commonwealth will begin accepting proposals to execute a lease-leaseback arrangement for the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. This arrangement would allow the commonwealth to retain control of the property, while also using its value to protect school districts and other entities that rely on funding from state government.“The failure to finalize and responsibly balance the budget means I must take action to make sure the Commonwealth can honor the commitments approved on June 30 by the General Assembly,” Governor Wolf said. “This further action will mean we can make our complete payments to local school districts and providers of human services, treatment programs, child care and other important services that Pennsylvanians rely on. Pennsylvanians, especially our kids and most vulnerable, should not bear the consequences of House Republicans’ inaction.“I continue to urge the House to pass a commonsense shale tax to address the structural deficit.”The commonwealth will retain ownership and control of the property. This plan will also continue the commonwealth’s commitment to the facility by dedicating additional funds to improve the property over the term of the agreement as the commonwealth continues to own and highlight the facility for Pennsylvanians and visitors from throughout the country.Under this arrangement, the commonwealth will lease the Farm Show to a private entity for 29 years for the fair market value of the property of approximately $200 million. At the same time, the private entity will lease back the facility to the commonwealth for the same term with annual rental payments based on a negotiated interest rate.The review process for proposals will involve multiple agencies, including the Department of Agriculture.This is the latest step by Governor Wolf to manage state finances and ensure the commonwealth can meet its commitments. This announcement follows his actions last Wednesday. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 09, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces More Action to Manage State Budget and Meet Commitments to Schools, Providerslast_img read more

‘Phone thieves’ nabbed

first_imgResidents Gerald Dela Torre and RodolfoGanzon were accused of stealing a cellular phone. The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 2. Charges will be filed against them./PN BACOLOD City – Police arrested two theftsuspects on 15th Lacson Street in Barangay 7 here. center_img Prior to their arrest, a 13-year-oldminor complained to the police that her phone was stolen.last_img

Egypt still hasn’t finalised the acquisition of coach Hector Cuper

first_imgThe Egyptian Football Association (EFA) are in ongoing negotiations with Argentinian coach Hector Cuper who was announced as the Egyptian national team coach Monday.”In case the negotiations fail with Cuper, the association’s board voted Alan Giresse as a second option, followed by Franklin Rijkaard,” EFA board member Mahmoud EL-Shamy stated to an Egyptian TV program Tuesday.The association officially announced on their website that Cuper has been ‘appointed’ as the new boss of the Pharaohs as well as also revealing the contracts details.The board member announcements stirred controversy especially since the matter has taken a long time, following the dismissal of former coach Shawky Gharib in November.Egypt last reached the World Cup in 1990. They will start the 2017 African Cup qualifiers in June and then the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in October.last_img read more

Harriet Fox, 86, Wellington: Feb. 12, 1930 – March 25, 2016

first_imgHarriet C. Fox, age 86, lifelong Wellington area resident, died March 25, 2016 at Wellington Health and Rehab in Wellington.  Through the years she had worked at Modern Cleaners and Daylight Donut Shop.Harriet was born on February 12, 1930 on a farm near Perth, KS to Erwin Ellsworth Fox and Fannie Belle (Erhard) Fox.  She was a graduate of Wellington High School.She was a member of the First Christian Church, Christian Women’ s Fellowship, and had previously served on the Wellington Housing Authority Board.  Harriet enjoyed baking and making cookies and quick breads and helping people in need.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Floyd, Roy, Earl, Cleo, Dale and George Fox; and sisters, Evelyn Brown, Ruth Stamper, Frances Struble, Vera Fox, and Elva Brownlee.Survivors include sister-in-law, Alice Fox of Wellington; and many nieces and nephews.Funeral Services will be held at the First Christian Church on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1:30 P.M.  Pastor Don Bryant will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Bethany Cemetery in Perth, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to green friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

RELAY FOR LIFE’S DONEGAL CANCER CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgSome of the crowd at the Relay for Life cancer conference.The Relay for Life Donegal 2014 committee, in association with The Irish Cancer Society, held an inaugural cancer conference on Saturday the 5th April 2014 at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.MC Charlie Collins got proceedings under way by emphasising the great success of Relay for Life in Donegal and stating that cancer doesn’t discriminate.Robert O Connor, Chairperson of Relay for Life Donegal 2014, addressed all who had attended and highlighted that, “the conference is for you”. Robert outlined how delighted he was to welcome everyone and he took the opportunity to thank Relay for Life Donegal’s patron (i.e.) Mr Daniel O Donnell.A video message from Daniel was viewed and Robert took the opportunity to “thank Daniel for his commitment and support”.The patient experience was delivered by Bernie Gallagher, Conal Gallen and the survivors’ choir. Bernie Gallagher shared her personal experiences; why do I relay? According to Bernie, “you must stand up and fight, believe you can do it!”According to Conal Gallen, “we should talk about cancer more. I didn’t know how to deal with cancer. I deal with problems through humour”. Conal also stated how he “felt lucky to survive cancer”. The survivors’ choir gave a beautiful rendition of alleluia.One of the many experts who delivered presentations at the conference included Ursula Bates, Head of Psychology, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Ursula delivered a presentation on the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis. According to Ursula, “it is a cause for celebration that more people than ever are surviving after a diagnosis but we know the impact of cancer doesn’t suddenly stop when treatment is over”. Ursula reiterated that stress cannot be blamed as the cause for cancer; environmental, lifestyle and generic factors must also be considered.According to Siobhan Diver, Marketing Manager of Relay for Life Donegal 2014, “the event exceeded all expectations. The committee were delighted with how smoothly the event ran and of how much benefit and enjoyment attendees had stated they had obtained from attending”.The Relay for Life Donegal 2014 committee would like to take this opportunity to thank those who attended the conference, the guest speakers, the exhibitors and to everyone who facilitated in any way to making the conference the tremendous success that it was.The committee would also like to take this opportunity to highlight that if anyone is interested in entering a team for the Relay for Life Donegal event on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14, they should contact Nicola on 086 8880399 or alternatively email [email protected] RELAY FOR LIFE’S DONEGAL CANCER CONFERENCE A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:conferencedonegalRelay for Lifelast_img read more