Allegheny County Leaders Agree: Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan Will Help Region Thrive

first_img Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – Community leaders in Allegheny County say Governor Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania aggressive infrastructure investment plan will help the region thrive.“Restore Pennsylvania is consistent with what we are trying to accomplish in our communities. From disaster recovery, to stormwater and green infrastructure projects, and removal of blight and redevelopment of neighborhoods, we all struggle with the same challenges,” Bellevue Mayor Emily Marburger, Braddock Mayor Chardaé Jones, Sharpsburg Mayor Matthew V. Rudzki and Wilkinsburg Mayor Marita Garrett said jointly in a letter to the General Assembly from the Millennial Mayors of Allegheny County. “We can think of no other effort as bi-partisan as improving Main Street without raising taxes on citizens. On behalf of our communities, our generation, and all Pennsylvanians, we strongly encourage you to support Restore Pennsylvania.”Their support was echoed by the borough council of Castle Shannon and the city council of Pittsburgh, which each passed a resolution formally supporting Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative. Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto submitted a letter to the Allegheny County Delegation and General Assembly asking them to “consider seriously how this proposal can help everyday Pennsylvanians.”“As a mayor, I understand that the challenges in front of public officials are as tough as they have ever been,” Peduto wrote. “Let’s build on our natural strengths, invest in our people, and Restore Pennsylvania, together.”In a letter to Allegheny County Delegation Members, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald made note of the economic turnaround of the region while calling for the responsible development of the natural gas industry.“As companies continue to extract natural resources from under our feet, it’s only appropriate that they also help us invest in our infrastructure,” he wrote. “I wholeheartedly support this proposal from Governor Wolf and encourage your support of the same.”Gov. Wolf visited several communities in Allegheny County that were devastated last year by flooding and mudslides including Bridgeville and Carnegie. He also visited Pitcairn to discuss blight remediation, broadband access expansion and green infrastructure creation. These issues will be addressed with Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania plan.“It’s no secret that Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are in the midst of a renaissance,” said Gov. Wolf. “Through initiatives like high-speed internet access expansion and blight remediation, Restore Pennsylvania will build on the momentum of the region’s growing economy while extending that economic growth to communities that are still struggling.”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. May 07, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Allegheny County Leaders Agree: Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Infrastructure Plan Will Help Region Thrivelast_img read more

West Brom close to signing QPR’s Sandro but Callum McManaman injured for Baggies

first_img James Morrison (hamstring) is out for two months and Darren Fletcher (knee) remains a doubt for Saturday’s FA Cup game with Peterborough. The club are trying to push the Sandro deal through so the Brazil international can play against Posh at The Hawthorns. Boss Tony Pulis told a press conference: “We’re interested in Sandro but nothing’s been done yet so that’s ongoing. “Whether we can do a deal or not we’ll have to wait and see. We’re working on it if we can get a deal done we’ll get a deal done.” Sandro has made 11 appearances for Rangers this season but has not played for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Sky Bet Championship side in 2016. He has played 28 times for the club, scoring once, since a 2014 switch from Tottenham. The deal would give the Baggies a boost with winger McManaman likely to miss at least six games as they aim to stay clear of the Barclays Premier League bottom three. The 24-year-old has made 14 appearances for the Baggies – but just two starts – this season and 24 in total after joining from Wigan last January. Chris Brunt is also a doubt to face Posh with a calf injury and Pulis insisted he will not rest players. “I’ll pick a strong team again,” he said. “I know it’s a three-game week, I think if they’re well managed and well prepared then they should be able to cope with three games a week.” Press Association Midfielder Sandro is having a medical with the Baggies ahead of a move until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent transfer. The switch will bolster the Baggies’ midfield after McManaman was sidelined with an ankle injury which is likely to keep him out until March. center_img West Brom are close to sealing the loan signing of Sandro from QPR but have been dealt a blow with the news that Callum McManaman has been ruled out for six weeks. last_img read more

Alpena Adult Drug Court In Need Of Funds

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe adult drug court has found it’s way in the midst of a battle. The program that helps so many lost federal funding last week.A major program that helps former addicts recover from their battles is losing funding.“It kind of begs the question, why? What did we do wrong there’s an assumption that we did something wrong, and we did not,” Honorable Thomas J. LaCross said.The adult drug court was denied federal funding reducing 3 quarters of its subsidy that provides case management operations. An important meeting was held inside of district court Wednesday to discuss the future of the program.The enhancement grant, which makes up $133,000 of the program, was sliced to 0. Over 122 applicants from across the country applied for the grant, but only 34 were awarded. Wednesday’s meeting was to address the public on how the Alpena community could pull together to fill the gap.Judge LaCross said adult drug court is highly needed to keep graduates on track.“Without drug courts people generally commit crimes 60% of the times within 2 years of their offense. When they’re in a drug court it’s usually around 30% so it’s better,” he added.According to Judge LaCross, Alpena’s drug court is one of the best in northeast Michigan.“Our drug court has a recidivism rate of 19%, 1.9% which is very, very good,” he added.Drug court meets every Wednesday at 10 am inside of the district court courtroom. LaCross plans on holding more informational gatherings in the future in hopes to gain funding support.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Shooting Suspect Arraigned in CourtNext Alpena High School Creates ‘POWER’ to Promote Good Deedslast_img read more