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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

Football News Gareth Bale’s stunning brace gives Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane Champions League Final selection headache

first_imgNew Delhi: Real Madrid forward and Wales international Gareth Bale has given a new selection headache for manager Zinedine Zidane with a stunning brace in his side’s 6-0 rout against Celta Vigo on Saturday.Bale fired his side into the lead with an scorching low finish following a through ball from Luka Modric.His second of the night for the Welsh came, when he knocked the ball through the legs of Celta Vigo’s Jonny Castro and with his next touch, he fired the ball inside the net. The brace delighted the Bernabeu hard-to-please crowd and the former Tottenham forward was given a standing ovation when he was substituted late in the match.”He played very well today and I’m very happy for him, but the important thing is that everyone is in great form heading to the final,” Real coach Zinedine Zidane told the media.Zidane has started Bale in only one of their six knockout games in their run to Champions League final. But with six goals and an assist in his last five La Liga starts, including a stunning equaliser against arch-rival Barcelona, the 28-year-old Welsh has made a bid to return to the starting line-up in the UCL final in Kiev on May 26.”It’s better like this, to have everyone firing on all cylinders,” added Zidane. “Of course now deciding a starting 11 for the final is going to give me a real headache.”Bale’s biggest fight in the starting line-up against Jurgen Klopp’s side is Spaniard Isco, who is also in marvellous form and has also recovered from a shoulder injury, and wingers Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more