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Governor Wolf Calls For Budget To Include Interest Payments for Schools, Small Nonprofits

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first_img August 19, 2015 # # # Governor Wolf Calls For Budget To Include Interest Payments for Schools, Small Nonprofits SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced his support for an appropriation to be included in a final budget to reimburse school districts and small nonprofits for the interest payments incurred on loans as a result of the budget impasse. The commonwealth already provides reimbursement to qualified small businesses for interest when the commonwealth does not pay an invoice for 45 days. The governor supports this being extended to school districts, similar to the reimbursement provided in the 2003 budget, and to small nonprofits.“I understand the situation that school districts and human services agencies are experiencing as a result of the budget impasse, and that’s why I am proposing that any final budget include an appropriation to reimburse districts and small nonprofits for the interest payments incurred on loans as a result of the impasse. I am fighting to reach a final agreement on a comprehensive budget that restores funding for schools and human services agencies and I know the challenges that each have faced as a result of drastic cuts to funding over the past four years. That’s why my budget is a hugely important step in restoring these state funds.”Under the governor’s proposal, a small nonprofit must be an independently owned and operated entity that employs 100 or fewer employees and cannot be a subsidiary or affiliate of either of a corporation or of a non-profit that employs more than 100 people. The small non-profit organization must have a contract or grant either directly with the commonwealth or with a county program that receives and passes through state grant funds to the non-profit (ex:  a mental health program under contract with a grant to a county) and the state program funding must provide more than 50% of the non-profit’s annual operating revenues.last_img read more

Pangilinan files bill removing political turncoats from office

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first_img * Make campaign finance more transparent “If political parties are state-funded, the public can demand accountability and transparency from parties and candidates,” Pangilinan said. Aside from providing state subsidies to political parties, the pending proposal also intends on pushing for the following reforms on the political party system: * Prohibitpolitical turncoatism MANILA – OppositionSen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan recently filed a bill seeking to disqualifypolitical turncoats from office to institutionalize and strengthen thecountry’s political parties as pillars of a democratic system. * Strengthen citizen-parties linkages Francis Pangilinan. KIKOPANGILINAN.COM “If we are to encourage a bigger part of the electorate to be critical thinkers and have informed positions on issues that affect the country, we need to establish a credible political party system where people who have the same ideologies and advocacies can work toward the promotion of said beliefs,” said Pangilinan. He added: “Political turncoatism shall be a ground for the disqualification of candidates, while parties accepting turncoats shall be disqualified from receiving the state subsidy. Moreover, party-members shall be required to uphold the values and ethical standards on their public lives.” Pangilinan filed Senate Bill 421 or the Political Party System Act, which aims to create a state subsidy fund for political parties to enable them to build meaningful political identities, policy-based platforms and agenda, and internal democratic structures. Pangilinan reiterated that unless there is a clear ideological line that separates our political parties from one another and politicians are free to jump ship from one party to another out of convenience, we will be stuck in the brand of politics that is plaguing our country today./PNlast_img read more

Kidney to assess his options

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first_img Press Association The 22-15 loss at the Stadio Olimpico may well be deemed unacceptable by the Irish Rugby Football Union, who will soon decide whether to renew Kidney’s contract when it expires in the summer. “I said all along that I’d concentrate on each game as it came and that’s all I’ve done,” Kidney said. “I wasn’t thinking that this could be my last match as coach, all I was concentrating on was getting the win. I wanted to get a result, we didn’t manage to do that and we’ll reflect on it over the coming days and weeks.” Ireland coach Declan Kidney insisted he would consider his future over the coming weeks after Ireland slumped to their first RBS 6 Nations defeat by Italy.center_img He added: “I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract. These guys are a pleasure to work with, but beyond that I’d have to sit back and think about it.” While succumbing to Italy may spell the end of Kidney, it could also have been Brian O’Driscoll’s last Ireland match with his future undecided beyond the summer. O’Driscoll spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin for stamping and was fortunate to escape a red card for an offence that is sure to result in a suspension. “Brian has had a strong Six Nations given everything that has been going on for him,” Kidney said. “He was outstanding against Wales and had a good match against France. I thought he did well too. “He’s earned the space and time to be able to make up his own mind. Players are the only ones who know when the time is right to go.” last_img read more

911 Calls Released in Deadly Miramar Pkwy Shootout

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first_img911 calls show how a deadly police shootout could have been even worse.The calls released yesterday came from last week’s shootout in Miramar in which two robbery suspects, a UPS driver and a passerby were killed.One caller told dispatchers he was in front of the UPS truck when the shooting started, and two bullets went through his daughter’s car seat.He told the dispatcher no one was hurt, though, because his daughter wasn’t with him, and he added, ‘thank God.’last_img

Tipp clubs look to make progress in provincial competitions

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first_imgThurles are at home to Waterpark in the Munster Junior Shield semi-final at 2 o’clock.At the same Fethard take on Douglas-Carrigaline in Cork in the opening phase of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup.last_img

“I won’t change what I said about referee Morrison” – Karim Zito

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first_imgDreams FC head coach, Karim Zito, has defended his outburst against referee Esso Morrison after the team’s 1-0 loss to Hearts on Sunday in the Ghana Premier League.Zito was unhappy with the referee’s decision not to award his side a penalty after Eric Gawu went down in the penalty area.Zito’s comments after the match on Sunday have gotten him charged by the GFA for misconduct but in an interview with Kumasi-based OTEC FM on Monday, he stood by his comments and said he was well within his right to question the referee’s decision on the day.“I said it and if they take me anywhere, I will tell them I said it because when you look at my record I’ve never fought with a referee before but something has been happening to us that is why I said that” Coach Zito told Kumasi based OTEC FM.“As coaches, we do talk about what worries us so if what I said at the post-match is what they’ve used to charge me then I don’t think they are fair because I don’t see any abusive language in my words” He added“I won’t change what I said even if they (FA) takes me to Tribunal and even if it will cause my coaching career because I don’t see anything wrong of defending my team.”His side, Dreams FC, were hoping to pound more misery on Accra Hearts of Oak when they visited Dawu on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in matchweek 7 of the Ghana Premier League.Dreams FC, however, lost the match courtesy a brilliantly-taken goal by Kofi Kordzi.Dreams FC will travel away to face Liberty Professionals in game week 8 of the Ghana Premier League.last_img read more

Gary Payton says LeBron James’ son is ‘committed’ to Sierra Canyon but school says nothing is official

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first_imgHowever, the move wouldn’t be far-fetched at all. The Sierra Canyon boys basketball team just concluded its 2017-18 season by claiming the CIF State Open Division title, led by an NBA bloodline that garnered national media attention throughout the season.KJ Martin (son of Kenyon Martin) and Scottie Pippen Jr. (son of Scottie Pippen) started as juniors last season and will be go-to players as seniors this fall along with high-flying guard Cassius Stanley, who is ranked as one of the best high school basketball prospects in the country by various ranking services.It’s not the first San Fernando Valley school that has been the center of LeBron James’ interest for his son ‘Bronny.’ In September of last year, James took a picture with basketball players from Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks on a day when James was rumored to have taken a tour of the school.As free agency approaches, LeBron’s biggest decision might not even be where he decides to play, but where he wants his kids to compete.“My boys were a lot younger last time I made a decision like this,” LeBron James said after Game 4 of the NBA Finals. “I have a teenage boy, a pre-teen (boy), and a little girl … sitting down and considering everything, my family will be a big part of whatever I decide to do.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Since the final buzzer of the NBA Finals sounded in Cleveland, the next destination for NBA superstar LeBron James, who is expected to be a free agent this summer, has been dominating basketball headlines.Rumors of James landing in Los Angeles gained more momentum Monday after former NBA point guard Gary Payton said that James’ son, LeBron James Jr., “committed” to attend Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth – a suburb in Northern Los Angeles County.“Anything could happen. People don’t look at everything. (LeBron James’) son just committed to Sierra Canyon, which is in the valley of L.A.,” Payton told Sheena Marie, a reporter at USA TODAY Sports Digital Property Black Sports Online. “If everybody looks at it with a son at that age, you don’t want to be away from him during that period of time. … I think that (Bronny) needs a father during that time and that’s it. I don’t think LeBron is that type of parent, I think he wants to be around his son a lot and see his son play a lot.”center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersDespite Payton’s comments, multiple sources from Sierra Canyon’s athletic department have made it clear that nothing is “official.”Of course, Payton’s comments created a social media frenzy that is anchored by the thought that news of LeBron James’ 13-year-old son coming to a school in the San Fernando Valley somehow means the superstar will sign with the Lakers, or even the Clippers.Chris Palmer, an NBA reporter for Spectrum, was also told by Sierra Canyon that no “commitment” has been made.last_img read more

International Bicycle Race ‘On Streets of Zenica’ Tomorrow

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first_imgThe cycling club ‘Zenica’ is the organizer of the 4th international bicycle race ‘On the streets of Zenica’ (37th race of the liberation of Zenica) and the mountain championship of B&H in the Premiere League of our country.The international cycling manifestation will be organized today, where the mountain race will be held at 11:00 and the race ‘on the streets of Zenica’ will take place at 14:00 (Trg Alije Izetbegovića).The start of the mountain race is at the department store ‘Bosna’ is 8,2 km long race.At this cycling event, around 112 competitors from 21 clubs in B&H, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia will take part.The sponsor of this event is municipality Zenica.last_img read more

FOOTBALL: Saints check KCCA’s title charge

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first_imgKalisa winner earns Bul maiden victory over URABul 1-0 URAIn their previous nine meetings, the best Bul had done was force four stalemates with URA winning the rest.However, the trend changed on Tuesday afternoon thanks to a Milton Kalisa strike that earned Bul maximum points in a Uganda Premier League (UPL) game at Kakindu.The young striker converted from the spot for the only goal of the game after being fouled in the forbidden area. Soana complete double over LwezaLweza 1-3 SoanaSoana have moved to third on the Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) after thrashing Lweza 3-1 at Wankulukuku as they earned their first ever double over the side.Charles Ayiekho’s side held a one goal cushion at half time as Dan Sewava scored for the visitors in the 20th minute.Ten minutes after the break, ex-Mubs forward Musa Esenu doubled the visitors lead before David Ssali made it 3-0 three minutes later.The game seemed all over for the Oranje, who were missing assistant coach Hamza Kalanzi and defender Nestroy Kizito through suspension but Mustafa Kiraga pulled one back for the side.The remaining 25 minutes saw each side pressing for more goals but the scoreline remained static.Soana are now on 41 points; ten behind leaders KCCA who have a game in hand while Lweza drop to 11th on 31. Bright Stars end Sadolin winning streakBright Stars 0-0 Sadolin PaintsSadolin Paints winning run has finally been halted thanks to a barren stalemate with Bright Stars at Champions Stadium, Mwerwere on Tuesday.The Paints went into the game on the back of five wins on the bounce; the longest streak managed in the league this campaign but couldn’t break down a resilient Stars backline that was striving to keep a first clean sheet in nine games.The hosts were desperate for maximum points and threw everything at the visitors but no team could break the deadlock.A point lifts the Kawempe based side to 10th on 31 points swapping positions with Lweza, who were thrashed 3-1 by Soana at Wankulukuku.Sadolin Paints move to seventh on the log on 38 points, same as neighbours Bul, who have a superior goal difference.UPL.co.ug (Click here)Share on: WhatsApp KCCA suffered a setback in their title chase when they lost to relegation-threatened but fast improving Saints 2-1 in the Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) at Nakivubo on Tuesday.Alex Kitata and Ivan Kiwewa scored for the Saints while Sulaimon Akinyemi got KCCA’s consolation. All goals came in the first half. KCCA remain top at 51 points, nine better than Vipers with five matches left.But that Mike Mutebi’s KCCA have played two more games than second-placed Vipers and Express, the other team with an outside shot at the title, will increase pressure on the current table leaders.Victory for the Saints increases their survival chances as coach Moses Basena’s men move to 27 points, five away from relegation.Saints coach Basena got vital points. PHOTO BY UPL (Click here)It was a fairly even match but with the Saints showing more intent and creating far more and better scoring chances.They deservedly took the lead in the 26th minute when KCCA goalkeeper Emmanuel Opio allowed Kitata’s weak header to roll through his legs.KCCA levelled three minutes from half-time when Derrick Nsibambi released Akinyemi down the right, the Nigerian driving forward before burying it home past Saints goalkeeper Richard Anyama.Their goal didn’t last long, however; Saints immediately attacking and forcing Hakim Ssenkumba into a handball and the referee to pointing to the spot kick.Kiwewa stepped forward and beat Opio from the spot for the winner.center_img BY UPL.co.ugKCCA 1 The Saints 2Bul 1  URA  0Lweza 1  Soana 3Bright Stars 0  Sadolin Paints 0 Kalisa dusted himself before sending goalie Sulait Luyima the wrong way for Bul’s third straight victory against the giants.Before Tuesday, Bul had earned their first ever away victory against Vipers and also won against Express 2-0 at home.Maximum points lift the Eastern giants to sixth on the 16 team standings with 38 points while URA drop to 4th with a point more.last_img read more