May 10, 2019 Southcentral Pennsylvania Leaders Back Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure, Press Release, Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – The leaders of communities in southcentral Pennsylvania are voicing their support for Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania aggressive infrastructure investment plan.“The capacity to proactively invest in a community’s infrastructure is foundational to its long-term sustainability,” said Susquehanna Township Manager David Kratzer Jr. “Governor Wolf’s proposed Restore Pennsylvania initiative will provide communities with the much-needed financial resources to be able to do just that. As such Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County is proud to support the initiative.”Councils for Susquehanna Township, Swatara Township, the City of Harrisburg, Steelton Borough and Millersburg Borough each issued a resolution calling for support for Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan. The Dauphin and Lebanon County Borough’s Association issued its own resolution on behalf of its members.Last month, Gov. Wolf visited Millersburg to see the impact Restore Pennsylvania could have on assisting the community with remediating blight.“Millersburg Borough Council applauds Governor Wolf’s efforts to assist local municipalities across Pennsylvania with grant funding targeted at reinvigorating our communities,” said Millersburg Borough Council President Christopher Dietz. “The steadfast will and grit of our local leaders can move mountains, but without adequate funding, even the best laid plans, including those to remediate blight in our community, remain dormant. Restore Pennsylvania will provide much-needed funding that will help our community create a brighter future.”Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace said in a letter to the Lancaster PA Delegation and General Assembly that Restore Pennsylvania could provide support to assist the city with modernizing its historic infrastructure, including making updates to its stormwater and sewer systems and abating lead in older buildings.“Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Initiative, which seeks to invest $4.5 billion in improvements to Pennsylvania’s infrastructure would offer welcome relief, especially as it relates to lead abatement in our aged housing stock and stormwater mitigation,” Mayor Sorace wrote. “Therefore, I urge you to support the Restore PA initiative. Let’s realize the full benefit of our natural gas resources in support of Pennsylvanians.”Mayor Sorace was joined in her support by Lancaster City Council, which approved a resolution formally supporting Restore Pennsylvania.Gov. Wolf visited Marietta and Columbia, both in Lancaster County, to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist in other areas like blight removal and flood mitigation and recovery. Marietta faced devastating flooding last year, while Columbia is struggling to find funding to renovate or demolish blighted buildings.“Pennsylvania is a historic state with legacy infrastructure that has not kept up with the times. With Restore Pennsylvania, we can preserve our history while upgrading our infrastructure to meet today’s needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “Restore Pennsylvania is designed to allow local officials to make decisions on using the funds, allowing them to tailor projects to best meet the needs of the communities they represent.”Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan.
RelatedPosts Osimhen dedicates award to late dad Osimhen wins 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize Moses Simon pens farewell message to Levante On-loan Levantes winger, Moses Simon, revealed he is enjoying his football with Ligue 1 side Nantes after struggling to impress at Ciutat de Valencia.The Nigerian international teamed up with Christian Gourcuff’s men last summer on a season-long loan from the Spanish club in an effort to play more regularly. Before his departure from the Frogs, the forward was afforded only 19 games, having joined the side in 2018 from Belgian outfit Gent on a five-year deal.Simon has been turning heads since his arrival in France as he scored nine goals and provided eight assists in 30 appearances amid other dazzling displays in the recently ended 2019-20 season.His blistering performances ensured he scooped the club’s Player of the Season award while his header against Nice was named the best goal.“To be honest, I did not expect it. I just wanted to go there and do my job,” Simon told ESPN.“I didn’t even expect that goal to win it. I thought it would be the goal against PSG. But they voted that one to be the best goal. “I don’t mind though, it is my goal so it doesn’t matter. I just think the goal against PSG was better.“At Levante, I did not play very well due to some circumstances with the coach. In Spain, the coach only spoke Spanish and I needed a translator.“It was easier to play in France because I understand the language more and communication is very good with the coach.“I am enjoying my football now. The most important thing is to play. Not to sit on the bench. To have the freedom to play, have the freedom to speak and to do what you know how to do best.”Nantes have the option to make the Super Eagles star’s deal permanent but the forward is uncertain of his future. Simon, who is a key member of the Super Eagles squad, will hope to continue his eye-catching performances in the 2020-21 season.Tags: Christian GourcoffCiutat de ValenciaFC NantesMoses Simon
GREG DIXON/Herald photoAfter building a big lead with a career-high 25 points from sophomore guard Alyssa Karel, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team was able hold off Northern Illinois down the stretch, winning 70-64 and extending their winning streak to eight games.Coming into the game, Wisconsin was shooting only 39.1 percent as a team, but looked nothing like that Sunday. The Badgers shot 61.9 percent for the game, including a remarkable 73.9 percent in the first half. Their shooting percentage set a team record for play at the Kohl Center and led to the team’s most points in regulation this season. Karel scored her 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range. Juniors Rae Lin D’Alie and Mariah Dunham chipped in with 11 points apiece while Teah Gant added eight points.Karel, whose .786 shooting percentage was the sixth-highest in school history, attributed her success to the type of defense the Huskies ran.“The defense was really spread out,” Karel said. “Everybody was looking to attack and trying to create stuff, so that really helped the momentum of our team. The defense was so spread that I just tried to get in there and make something happen.”D’Alie, who orchestrates Wisconsin’s offense at point guard, made sure that the ball touched Karel’s hands whenever possible.“Whenever anyone is going off like that, you definitely want to find those players,” D’Alie said. “She started off the game and couldn’t miss. Alyssa was making play after play, and I was definitely looking for her out there.”As a whole, the Badgers came out on fire in the first half, making 17-of-23 shots and building a 41-24 halftime lead. Wisconsin did cool down in the second half, though, shooting 47.4 percent.“Confidence is contagious,” Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone said. “When you’re feeling it, it’s obviously something you want to stay with. Rae Lin’s shot came back after struggling a little bit, and Mariah got good looks as well.”Wisconsin’s defense, which has been the team’s strongest asset so far, wasn’t as solid as it had normally been, especially in the second half. Though the Huskies shot only 40.4 percent for the game, they were able to trim a lead that had been as much as 20 early in the second half to only six points with 31 seconds left. The 40 points that Wisconsin allowed in the second half was the most they have allowed in the second 20 minutes this season.Northern Illinois was also able to pick up 12 offensive rebounds and score 11 second-chance points to make up for their poor shooting percentage. The Huskies were led by Marke Freeman’s 15 points.“Though we’re happy with the win, our staff and team is disappointed with our second half,” Stone said. “We played poorly in the second half, particularly defensively. We wanted those last 20 minutes to be our best and be able to put them away, but we weren’t able to. We allowed them to get in the paint, and we lacked some aggressiveness rebounding the ball, but we did get the win.”Though disappointed in the second half, Stone is using the team’s poor performance in the second half as learning tool.“The teaching points have started already,” Stone said. “Our freshmen are doing a really good job. They’re learning as they go, but the second 20 minutes was unacceptable. We became sluggish on offense, especially when Alyssa went out. We wanted to take a step forward, and we didn’t control what we could as unit.”Karel, despite her career game, knows that Wisconsin will have to play better, especially on defense, if they want to keep their winning streak intact.“Defensively, we have stuff to work on,” Karel said. “Coach [Stone] challenged us at halftime to come out in the second half and have the best defensive half of the season and obviously we weren’t very good.”The Badgers had been averaging only 15.3 turnovers per game, but struggled in this regard as well. Wisconsin turned the ball over 21 times on Sunday, leading to 14 Northern Illinois points.“Turnovers concerned me today. They put more pressure on us and made us cough it up too many times, but we’re better than hand-to-hand passing and some of those careless turnovers. We’ll address it and move on to the next game.”