October 16

Southcentral Pennsylvania Leaders Back Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan

first_img May 10, 2019 Southcentral Pennsylvania Leaders Back Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img 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.last_img read more

September 16

Women’s basketball: Wildcats await reeling Badgers in Evanston

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team could be looking at an 0-9 start in the Big Ten as they travel to Evanston, Illinois for a showdown with Northwestern University Wednesday.Despite pre-season promises of a slight turnaround in play this year, the team’s winless start in conference play is the worst mark in program history.The Badgers (5-16, 0-8 Big Ten) are desperate for a win in every sense of the word. While the team has surpassed the worst overall record in school history by a mere four wins, they haven’t tallied one in the win column since Dec. 12, a one point win over UW-Green Bay, and have yet to lose by less than nine in the Big Ten.Marissa Haegele/The Badger HeraldWomen’s basketball: Struggling Badgers look for turnaround win against solid Indiana teamThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team (5-15, 0-7 Big Ten) will play their second straight game at home Sunday as they Read…Even more unfortunate for head coach Jonathan Tsipis and the Badgers is the matchup they have awaiting in Evanston. Wisconsin ranks dead last in assist/turnover ratio in the Big Ten at .6, a full .7 behind Northwestern at 1.3 and third in the conference. While the UW offense is the biggest reason for their slump, their defense will have all it can handle on Wednesday as it faces the league leader in steals and assists per game, Ashley Deary.As for the Wildcats (16-5, 5-3), they need a victory over the Badgers to stay in contention to win the Big Ten. NU currently sits at fourth in-conference behind three schools that it has lost to in Ohio State University, University of Michigan and University of Maryland. Given the loss of the tiebreaker, Deary and Northwestern can’t afford losses to teams like Wisconsin and will look to handle its business against the visiting rival.Outside of the conference, the game Wednesday has national implications for Northwestern as it strives to make a name for itself come NCAA tournament time. The Big Ten has struggled this season with only three teams currently ranked in the AP top 25, and the Wildcats will need to stay relevant in the selection committee’s mind to get off the bubble and into the tournament.Women’s basketball: Badgers look to end winless streak at home against hungry SpartansThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team is in desperate need of a win against Michigan State University at home Read…The matchup Wednesday will boil down to the mindset of each of the two teams. If Northwestern remains focused on the task at hand and doesn’t look down the road at postseason goals, Wisconsin could be in for another long day. Neither squads blow up the stat sheet on either side of the ball and Wisconsin will need to play a full and balanced game if they want to escape Illinois with the upset.The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. CT and will air on BTN Plus.last_img read more