October 16

Gov. Wolf Eager to Sign PA GI Bill to Support Military Families

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today commended the General Assembly for its work to advance the PA GI Bill to provide post-secondary educational credits for Pennsylvania Guard members’ families. HB 1324 was voted unanimously out of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committee today and is another step closer to coming to the governor’s desk.“The General Assembly is close to making sure our Pennsylvania National Guard members are receiving the support they deserve through this important bill to support military families in their post-secondary education pursuits,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to this bill making its way to my desk soon.“Thank you especially to Reps. Steven Barrar and Chris Sainato, and Sens. Mike Regan and Lindsey Williams, prime co-sponsors of the legislation and the chairs of the respective House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees, for their commitment to this legislation.”The PA GI Bill is another name for the PA National Guard Military Family Education Program, a program to provide a benefit that National Guard service members can earn to transfer to their spouse or children if the service member reenlists for service.The benefit will provide assistance for up to 10 semesters or five years’ equivalent of the in-state rate of PA State System of Higher Education schools.This bill will enable the National Guard service members to transfer education benefits or defer the benefit by designating eligible beneficiaries up to the time that they complete their Guard service. Spouses will be eligible to use the educational benefit immediately or up to six years after the service member separates from the Guard.The current education assistance program supports 2,212 National Guard members in over 161 educational institutions in the commonwealth, with over 42 percent attending PASSHE schools.“I commend the committees for moving forward with this important piece of legislation to help our military families,” Gov. Wolf said. “The military often states that ‘we recruit soldiers and airmen but retain families.’ The PA GI bill demonstrates that the commonwealth is committed to both and I look forward to signing it into law.” Gov. Wolf Eager to Sign PA GI Bill to Support Military Families June 18, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

September 24

Lampard cautions Chelsea stars to forget revenge talk against Man Utd

first_imgFrank Lampard has warned his Chelsea stars not to get distracted by talk of revenge against Manchester United when they clash in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final. Lampard’s side have been beaten three times by United already this season. Chelsea were thrashed 4-0 at Old Trafford in Lampard’s first Premier League game in charge. Read Also: Beckham reveals who is better out of Ronaldo, Messi “And a few of those have happened. And that is strange. “I would like to think sometimes you have to be level-headed. Some may go against you or not, but it just seems a period where Manchester United have got a few in their favour with VAR.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… They also suffered a 2-1 loss to United in the League Cup fourth round, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team extended their dominant run against the Blues with a 2-0 league victory at Stamford Bridge in February. Lampard conceded United were largely the better team on those occasions and the Chelsea manager is focused only on getting his side set up right this time. “And in the league we had a good first half, missed opportunities and they took theirs. “So I think you have to respect the fact that they’re a good team, we can all see that in their recent performances, but I’m not overly concerned with the games that have gone by. I just want to win the one in front of us.” United have seen a host of VAR decisions go in their favour recently, including two key calls in their league win at Crystal Palace on Thursday. Wilfried Zaha was denied a penalty just moments before Marcus Rashford put United ahead, with Jordan Ayew also seeing a goal ruled out for offside. Lampard, whose side are battling United for a top four finish in the league, admitted the VAR decisions have given a helping hand to their rivals during their recent run. “There is always a human element to VAR still, of course. Clearly they have to make a decision,” Lampard said. “The confusing thing about some of the recent decisions and the one last night (Thursday) is that it’s a very clear and obvious decision that is wrong, that didn’t get reviewed and changed. “Knowing the circumstances of the games, fair play we’ve lost three, that’s just a fact, and I’m not into revenge, I just want to win the game in front of us on Sunday,” Lampard told reporters on Friday. “We played some good stuff in the Carabao Cup. We played a very changed team and played some good stuff, but you still lose. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’last_img read more