October 17

Governor Wolf Signs Six Bills into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed six bills into law, including:Act 91 – House Bill 777, sponsored by Rep. Grove, allows for additional prescription drug assistance programs for seniors (PACE and PACENET) cardholders to retain benefits, which they would otherwise have lost as a result of Social Security cost-of-living increases.Act 92 – House Bill 1322, sponsored by Rep. Kaufer, makes various amendments to the Public Welfare Code, including changing the name of the Public Welfare Code to the Human Services Code.Act 93 – House Bill 1332, sponsored by Rep. Godshall, makes necessary updates to the Public Pension Program administered by the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) to maintain compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules.Act 94 – House Bill 1603, sponsored by Rep. Watson, brings Pennsylvania into compliance with changes that have been made to the federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).Act 95 – House Bill 1735, sponsored by Rep. Maher, amends the Tobacco Product Manufacturer Directory Act (TPMA) by expanding the definition of “units sold” to include taxes on roll-your-own tobacco containers.Act 96 – House Bill 1736, sponsored by Rep. Krueger-Braneky, amends the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act (TSSAA) by expanding the definition of “units sold” to include taxes on roll-your-own tobacco containers and the taxes collected on cigarettes sold without a tax stamp. Governor Wolf Signs Six Bills into Law December 28, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

September 20

Delta Plane Bound for Fort Lauderdale Suddenly Plunges 30-thousand Feet

first_imgPassengers described panic when the plane’s altitude began plunging and the oxygen masks came down. Quick video taken by a passenger aboard @Delta flight 2353. It was heading to Ft. Lauderdale from Atlanta. They had to make an emergency landing at @FlyTPA. At 5:45 on @abcactionnews I’ll have the details on the scary situation. pic.twitter.com/zhmn0767pV— Jasmine Styles (@JasmineStylesTV) September 19, 2019 No one was hurt. A spokesperson for Delta says the plane experienced a problem with its cabin pressure, forcing the pilots to drop quickly to a safer altitude.It is not clear what caused the cabin to lose pressure.This harrowing story comes on the heels of a judge is denying an American Airlines mechanic with possible ISIS ties bond for allegedly trying to sabotage a commercial airliner out of Miami. Ahmed Alani is being charged with “willfully damaging, destroying, disabling, or wrecking an aircraft.” He was arrested back in July for trying to damage an aircraft’s data system that reports the speed and pitch of the plane. Prosecutors say Alani had downloaded ISIS videos on his phone and had traveled to Iraq earlier this year.And this Delta airplane made an emergency landing earlier this morning according to this passenger.Bila ko tengah flying tetiba tengok enjin kapal terbang cam ni..pucat tak pucat? This happened on Delta’s flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Raleigh. pic.twitter.com/mKJjmop4iP— Malay Guy (@MatMalay) September 19, 2019 Passengers on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale are glad to be safely back on the ground after their plane plummeted about 30-thousand feet in less than seven minutes and was diverted to Tampa for an emergency landing. Delta flight makes emergency landing in Tampa after cabin pressurization issue. https://t.co/eNhmLoIQs6 pic.twitter.com/rnJ5hVEq2o— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) September 19, 2019last_img read more

August 13

The NFL’s 25 highest-paid players in 2020, from Patrick Mahomes to DeForest Buckner

first_imgMORE: The full details of Patrick Mahomes’ record contractFor the purpose of this list, though, Sporting News will stick with average annual salary as the determining factor in ranking the NFL’s highest-paid players and use total guaranteed money at signing as the tiebreaker. The list, as always, is subject to change.Tip of the cap to our friends over at Overthecap.com for the contract figures.NFL’s highest-paid players25. DeForest Buckner, DT, ColtsAverage annual salary: $21 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $39.378 millionBuckner signed a four-year, $84 million contract extension with the Colts after he was traded from the 49ers in 2020.24. Demarcus Lawrence, DE, CowboysAverage annual salary: $21 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $48 millionLawrence is in the second season of a five-year, $105 million contract he signed with the Cowboys in 2019 after having the franchise tag placed on him for the second year in a row.23. Laremy Tunsil, LT, TexansAverage annual salary: $22 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $40 millionTunsil signed a three-year contract extension with the Texans in 2020 worth $66 million in new money. Listing the NFL’s highest-paid players is an inexact science. Patrick Mahomes’ record contract with the Chiefs, for example, makes him the league’s highest-paid player … in terms of average annual salary and total dollars attached to the deal.Some argue total guaranteed money at signing is the only number that matters in an NFL contract, and Mahomes does not lead the league in that category. No current NFL contract features more guaranteed money at signing than the $94.5 million the Falcons promised Matt Ryan in 2018. Julio Jones https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d1/66/julio-jones-091818-getty-ftrjpg_1dumo9ir1ogwu1b04c00ia2w61.jpg?t=-306374739&w=500&quality=8022. Julio Jones, WR, FalconsAverage annual salary: $22 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $64 millionJones is in the second season of the three-year, $66 million contract extension he signed with the Falcons in 2019. The extension takes affect next season, and he is signed through 2023.21. Aaron Donald, DL, RamsAverage annual salary: $22.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $50 millionDonald is in the third season of the six-year, $135 million contract extension he signed with the Rams in 2018. He is signed through 2024.20. Alex Smith, QB, RedskinsAverage annual salary: $23.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $55 millionSmith is in the third season of his current contract with the Redskins, which was extended with a four-year, $94 million deal after he was traded by the Chiefs in 2018. He is signed through 2022. Tom Brady TB12 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9f/94/tom-brady-tb12-052920-getty-ftr_1f7xh4zxyhouc1xulu6su6thr5.jpg?t=756796722&w=500&quality=80T14. Tom Brady, QB, BuccaneersAverage annual salary: $25 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $50 millionBrady signed a two-year contract with the Buccaneers in 2020 NFL free agency. The full $50 million is guaranteed, not including $9 million in available incentives.T14. Myles Garrett, DE, BrownsAverage annual salary: $25 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $50 millionGarrett is entering the first year of his new contract with the Browns after cashing in with a five-year deal worth up to $125 million.13. Matthew Stafford, QB, LionsAverage annual salary: $27 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $60.5 millionStafford is in the fourth year of his current contract with the Lions, which was extended with a five-year, $135 million deal in 2017.12. Joey Bosa, DE, ChargersAverage annual salary: $27 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $78 millionLos Angeles not only made Bosa the highest-paid NFL defender in terms of average money per year with his five year-deal, but no defensive player has ever been guaranteed more at signing. (Getty Images) Khalil Mack https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/22/9f/khalil-mack-112519-getty-ftr_11wka5qe8aexz1rfewajvubs17.jpg?t=-1523832410&w=500&quality=8019. Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, BearsAverage annual salary: $23.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $60 millionMack is in the third season of his current contract with the Bears, which was extended with a six-year, $141 million deal after he was traded by the Raiders in 2018. He is signed through 2024.T17: Philip Rivers, QB, ColtsAverage annual salary: $25 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $25 millionRivers signed a one-year contract with the Colts in 2020 NFL free agency. The full $25 million is guaranteed and includes a $12 million signing bonus.T17. Drew Brees, QB, SaintsAverage annual salary: $25 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $25 millionBrees signed a two-year contract extension with the Saints in 2020 that gave him a $23 million signing bonus. The 2022 and 2023 seasons are void years so New Orleans can prorate that signing bonus; he is under contract through 2021.16. Derek Carr, QB, RaidersAverage annual salary: $25 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $40 millionCarr is in the fourth year of his current contract with the Raiders, which was extended with a five-year, $125.025 million deal in 2017. Dak Prescott https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/7f/64/dak-prescott-122919-getty-ftr_1xh4pra36ufo31va2ifr6on0vt.jpg?t=1419700735&w=500&quality=808. Dak Prescott, QB, CowboysAverage annual salary: $31.41 million (franchise tag)Total guaranteed at signing: $31.41 millionThe Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Prescott in 2020, and the quarterback signed the tender in late June to guarantee his full 2020 salary.7. Carson Wentz, QB, EaglesAverage annual salary: $32 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $66.471 millionWentz is in the second season of his current contract with the Eagles, which was extended with a four-year, $128 million deal in 2019. He is signed through 2024.6. Kirk Cousins, QB, VikingsAverage annual salary: $33 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $61 millionCousins is in the first season of his current contract with the Vikings, which was extended with a two-year, $66 million deal in 2020. He is signed through 2022.5. Jared Goff, QB, RamsAverage annual salary: $33.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $57.043 millionGoff is in the second season of his current contract with the Rams, which was extended with a four-year, $134 million deal in 2019. He is signed through 2024. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Jimmy Garoppolo https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8f/c1/jimmy-garoppolo-011120-getty-ftrjpg_1ub4usiw663x91wm6d0pbhne0r.jpg?t=-1759206217&w=500&quality=8011. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ersAverage annual salary: $27.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $48.7 millionGaroppolo is in the third season of the five-year, $137.5 million contract he signed with the 49ers in 2018 after he was traded by the Patriots.10. Ryan Tannehill, QB, TitansAverage annual salary: $29.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $62 millionTannehill is in the first season of his current contract with the Titans, which was extended with a four-year, $118 million deal in 2020.9. Matt Ryan, QB, FalconsAverage annual salary: $30 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $94.5 millionRyan is in the third season of his current contract with the Falcons, which was extended with a five-year, $150 million deal in 2018. He is signed through 2023. (Getty Images) Aaron Rodgers https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fc/af/aaron-rodgers-012019-getty-ftr_gu5gbk9onpzi1anlektcwp1o5.jpg?t=-1005317705&w=500&quality=804. Aaron Rodgers, QB, PackersAverage annual salary: $33.5 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $78.7 millionRodgers is in the third season of his current contract with the Packers, which was extended with a four-year, $134 million deal in 2018. He is signed through 2023. 3. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, SteelersAverage annual salary: $34 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $37.5 millionRoethlisberger is in the second season of his current contract with the Steelers, which was extended with a two-year, $68 million deal in 2019. He is signed through 2021.2. Russell Wilson, QB, SeahawksAverage annual salary: $35 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $70 millionWilson is in the second season of his current contract with the Seahawks, which was extended with a four-year, $140 million deal in 2019. He is signed through 2023.1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, ChiefsAverage annual salary: $45 millionTotal guaranteed at signing: $63.082 millionThe Chiefs in 2020 signed Mahomes to a 10-year contract extension that will pay him $450 million, a record deal in the NFL.last_img read more