Bipartisan, Compromise Budget to Become Law

first_img July 10, 2016 Bipartisan, Compromise Budget to Become Law Budget News,  Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA –Governor Wolf today announced that the bipartisan, compromise budget will become law.“If a revenue package were already on my desk, I would have been proud to sign it,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “If a revenue package is passed before midnight on Monday, I will be equally as proud to sign it then. But if the General Assembly fails to pass a responsible revenue package by tomorrow evening, this bill will become law without my signature.“This budget makes historic investments in education that will bring us closer to restoring the cuts of the past and invests vital money to fight the opioid crisis that has struck Pennsylvania. As has been said by Republicans and Democrats alike, this is a budget Pennsylvania can be proud of, and it puts us back on a path to fiscal responsibility and a sustainable future.”Read the full transcript from the announcement. The General Appropriations bill passed by the House and Senate provides a historic investment in education and essential funding in the fight against the opioid epidemic. It also provides critical services for our seniors and most vulnerable—many of whom rely on these programs as a last resort. Finally, it looks out for the bottom line—only increasing spending where absolutely necessary.While there has been progress on a compromise revenue package that will sustain the investments made in the budget, the time is now to finish the job. The House and Senate have indicated they will send a $1.3 billion dollar revenue bill to Governor Wolf’s desk that pays for the budget, and the governor looks forward to reviewing a bill with sustainable, recurring, and sufficient revenue.“In the last few months, Harrisburg has proven that challenges can be overcome to achieve big things that will have a positive impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Wolf. “We’ve enacted historic liquor reform, legalized medical marijuana, and agreed upon a fair funding formula for our schools. This budget is another shining example of the effectiveness of that sort of bi-partisan cooperation—but we are not done yet. We owe it to taxpayers, our children, seniors, and our most vulnerable to bring this across the finish line, and continue the spirit of cooperation that has made this progress possible. I believe by continuing to compromise, we can achieve that goal.”   SHARE  TWEETcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Claudius Sanford recieves US scholarship

first_img 95 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Caption Claudius Sanford (left) Deputy Leader of the United Worker Party with Eugene Sweeney, Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown (rightMember of the United Workers Party Claudius Sanford is among six Eastern Caribbean citizens who have been successful in their bid for a place in the competitive United States Fulbright Fellowship programs. These scholarships will enable them to pursue graduate level education in the United States starting this year.Claudius Sanford is the Deputy Leader of the United Worker Party in Dominica, a member of the Eastern Caribbean’s indigenous Kalinago people, and a teacher at Dominica State College. He has been granted a Fulbright Faculty Development Scholarship, enabling him to study at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Economic Policy. Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Claudius Sanford recieves US scholarship by: – September 2, 2011last_img read more

Tim Neverett joins Dodgers’ broadcast team as Kevin Kennedy exits

first_imgThe Dodgers added a new voice to their broadcast team and subtracted another.Tim Neverett, a veteran of the Red Sox, Pirates and Rockies’ radio and television broadcast crews, will call a partial slate of games on 570-AM and SportsNet LA in 2019. He will handle television play-by-play duties during Joe Davis’ national assignments and radio play-by-play duties for Charley Steiner, who requested to cut back on his broadcast schedule per a club announcement.The Dodgers announced a three-year contract extension through 2021 for the 69-year-old Steiner, who joined the Dodgers’ broadcast team in 2005.“Father Time, Mother Nature, and the road have never lost a battle. I’m just trying to keep pace with those three, and hopefully getting to call the final out of the Dodgers’ next championship,” Steiner said in a statement released by the team. “Tim will be a great addition to the Dodger broadcast, and I am so thrilled to have him join the Dodger family.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start The Dodgers did not renew the contract of Kevin Kennedy, who had filled in as a color analyst on radio broadcasts the last five years. Analyst Rick Monday shifted to play-by-play duties during Kennedy’s appearances. He will remain an analyst alongside Steiner and Neverett in 2019.Kennedy will return to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM in 2019, his 15th year with the network.Neverett, 52, served as the radio play-by-play voice of the Red Sox for the past three seasons. That followed a seven-year stint as the radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Pirates. Before he filled a variety of roles for FSN Rocky Mountain in Denver, Neverett broadcast Triple-A baseball games in Las Vegas for the Dodgers’ and Padres’ affiliate.“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to join such an established and talented group of radio and television broadcasters, as well as the gifted production personnel with the Dodgers,” Neverett said in a statement. “My family and I are thrilled to be able to be part of the Dodger family and be back in the National League. I am very much looking forward to getting started, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.”Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

NBA playoff predictions 2020: Projecting the hypothetical bracket, from Round 1 to the NBA Finals

first_img (Getty Images) Western Conference semifinals(1) Lakers vs. (5) Thunder — The law firm of Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander and Schroder can only do so much against the Lakers’ size. With no formidable wing defenders to slow them down, James and Davis each average over 30 points per game, and Los Angeles cruises through the second round. Let’s call it a Gentleman’s Sweep.(2) Clippers vs. (3) Nuggets — Much like the Thunder, the Nuggets are left searching for an answer to the dynamic duo across from them. George and Leonard go to work, and the pick-and-roll combo of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell regularly extends leads off the bench. Denver can’t find a reliable scoring option outside of Jokic, and this is over in five. (Getty Images) Eastern Conference semifinals(1) Bucks vs. (4) Heat — Miami possesses the personnel to at least challenge Antetokounmpo with Adebayo as his primary defender. (The Heat won the most recent matchup with the Bucks in early March, limiting Giannis to 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting.) While this series would be tighter than expected, the Bucks’ depth would ultimately overwhelm the Heat. George Hill shoots nearly 50 percent from deep to lead the bench charge, and the Bucks close it out in six.(2) Raptors vs. (3) Celtics — In a back-and-forth affair, Tatum and Jaylen Brown prove to be the difference. With the series tied at three games apiece heading back to Toronto, Tatum and Brown combine for 60 points to push Boston to the Eastern Conference finals. A valiant effort by Toronto, but the Raptors fail to find any late-game heroics and extend their championship reign. (It turns out Leonard was pretty important for them.) (Getty Images) Western Conference (Round 1)(1) Lakers vs. (8) Grizzlies — Leading Rookie of the Year candidate Ja Morant — don’t even try it, Kendrick Nunn — provides a few high-flying dunks, but James goes into “Zero Dark Thirty-23” mode and Anthony Davis schools Jaren Jackson Jr. “The Brow” provides the highlight of the series with a buzzer-beating fadeaway jumper in a surprisingly competitive Game 3, and the Lakers sweep the feisty Grizzlies.(2) Clippers vs. (7) Mavericks — Dallas, led by Luka Doncic, held the best offensive rating in the NBA when the season was suspended. The Clippers are perfectly designed to stop a player like Doncic, though, with Patrick Beverley, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard all available to take turns hounding the Slovenian star (40 percent shooting, 15 percent 3-point shooting, 11 total turnovers in two regular season games vs. Los Angeles). Give the Mavericks one home victory in the series, but nothing else.(3) Nuggets vs. (6) Rockets — The ultimate test of Houston’s super small-ball lineup. Can Nikola Jokic punish the Rockets for using PJ Tucker at center? Or will pace-and-space force Nuggets coach Mike Malone to re-evaluate his lineups? The bet here is Jokic goes off with a 31-12-7 line, and Denver works Houston on the boards. A tough six-gamer, but the Nuggets prevail.(4) Jazz vs. (5) Thunder — Oh, we’re going the full seven. In the most entertaining series of the first round, the trio of Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Dennis Schroder outduels Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert (skipping along past coronavirus commentary). Paul continues his clutch excellence, and multiple late-game midrangers send the Thunder to the second round. MORE: Release date, TV schedule for ESPN’s “The Last Dance”An important note: We’re rolling with the top eight teams based on the current standings. Apologies to the squads that could have made a run at the final seeds in each conference, but there had to be a cutoff. No Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard or Zion Williamson in these playoffs.With that established, let’s jump into this hypothetical bracket and offer everyone some fake closure before the constant coronavirus wave of darkness crashes over us once again. To the first round!NBA playoff predictions 2020 Eastern Conference (Round 1)(1) Bucks vs. (8) Magic — Young Shaquille O’Neal isn’t walking through that door to battle with Giannis Antetokounmpo. “The Greek Freak” averages 25-15-5 in only 30 minutes per game, and Milwaukee breezes past Orlando in a four-game sweep.(2) Raptors vs. (7) Nets — With Kevin Durant out, Brooklyn can’t find an answer for All-Star forward Pascal Siakam, who pours in 35 points in Game 4 to shut the door on the Nets. Another sweep.(3) Celtics vs. (6) 76ers — Not your typical No. 3 vs. No. 6 series. The Sixers failed to consistently meet high expectations during the regular season, but they did win three of four games against the Celtics. Joel Embiid is also a nightmare matchup for Brad Stevens’ group. Still, Boston gains the edge here because of the uncertainty surrounding Ben Simmons’ back injury and an extended offensive explosion from Jayson Tatum (29.2 points per game, 47.6 percent shooting, 46.8 percent 3-point shooting since Feb. 1). Celtics in six.(4) Heat vs. (5) Pacers — This one comes down to Bam Adebayo’s brilliance on both ends of the floor. He operates as the fulcrum of Miami’s offensive attack and stifles Domantas Sabonis by closing out hard on the perimeter and standing his ground in the paint. Jimmy Butler hits a few clutch shots, and the Heat advance in six.center_img NBA Finals prediction 2020(1) Bucks vs. (1) Lakers — Again, this feels like destiny. Ever since Antetokounmpo declared he was coming for the crown, he’s been on a collision course with James for the 2020 NBA MVP, title of world’s best player and Larry O’Brien trophy. Is this the passing of the torch, once and for all?As Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend.” James proves he still has enough left in the tank for one more championship run and earns his fourth NBA Finals MVP award. However, the biggest play of the season comes from Davis, who meets Giannis at the rim on the final possession of Game 6 at the Staples Center and partially blocks his layup attempt to seal the victory and kick off the celebration.How does that sound for closure? Conference finals predictions(1) Bucks vs. (3) Celtics — Antetokoumpo does his usual damage, but the real X-factor is Khris Middleton. Much like he did against the Celtics during the 2018 playoffs (24.7 points per game, 59.8 percent shooting, 61.0 percent 3-point shooting), Middleton catches fire from outside and frustrates Boston fans. Tatum’s impressive postseason showing ends as Milwaukee shuts the door in Game 5.(1) Lakers vs. (2) Clippers — This is always where we were heading, right? The key to the series: With the stars extending their minutes, the Clippers’ depth advantage becomes negligible. When Williams is on the floor, the Lakers constantly throw him into offensive actions and force untenable switches onto James. Of course we need the full seven games, and the bragging rights in LA go to… LeBron and the Lakers. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) LeBron James recently said it would be difficult for him to find “closure” if the 2019-20 NBA season doesn’t resume following the hiatus caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He isn’t the only player or basketball fan feeling uneasy about the possibility of the year ending without the crowning of an NBA champion.Unfortunately for the Lakers star, there is no way to determine the exact date when it will be safe for teams to return to courts. However, considering the regular season was originally set to end Wednesday, why not go through the thought exercise of playing out the postseason round by round? (If nothing else, it gives you a break in between episodes of “The Office” you’ve already watched 25 times.) (Getty Images) read more