Governor Wolf, Senator Wiley, Reps. Harkins and Fabrizio Secure Critical Funding in Budget to Aid Erie

first_img July 14, 2016 Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Sean Wiley, and Representatives Pat Harkins and Flo Fabrizio today announced that the 2016-17 budget includes critical funding for the Erie School District. In the 2016-17 budget, the Erie School District received an increase of $3.3 million in basic education funding, an increase of $234,000 in special education funding, and an additional $4 million to aid the district financially.Over a two year period, Governor Wolf and legislators have secured more than $6.5 million in basic education funding for the Erie School District and $562,000 in special education funding.“The Erie School District, like too many districts across Pennsylvania, is still reeling from the devastating cuts to education made by the previous administration,” said Governor Wolf. “Working with Senator Wiley and Representatives Harkins and Fabrizio, we fought hard to secure additional funding for the district that is critical to placing it on solid financial footing. The budget that was completed yesterday includes more money to invest in our classrooms and our children, and it provides additional funding to help the district with its finances.”Going even further, Governor Wolf worked with Senator Wiley, and Representatives Harkins and Fabrizio to include a provision in the budget to provide the Erie School District with additional financial and technical support from the Department of Education.“We spent months making the case that Erie’s Public Schools cannot cut its way out of this hole and that their financial situation cannot be righted without an influx of funds,” said Senator Wiley. “Getting them out of the red and back to even was an important step, but one that is only a short-term fix. Erie’s Public Schools and other districts across this Commonwealth will be right back in the same situation next budget cycle if we don’t address the costs incurred by districts. I look forward to continuing to work on those necessary systemic changes moving forward.”“I’m very happy that things worked out,” said Rep. Harkins. “We’ve been working together in a bipartisan way since September with Superintendent Jay Badams to find a positive solution for all involved. I’m very glad we were able to come to an agreement that worked for everyone.”“I’m very pleased that the General Assembly and the Governor have recognized the dire financial situation of Erie’s Public Schools, and that by working collaboratively and collectively, we’ve been able to provide them with some relief,” said Representative Fabrizio.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf, Senator Wiley, Reps. Harkins and Fabrizio Secure Critical Funding in Budget to Aid Eriecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

“By the way, if you don’t recognize my face and voice, I’m Mr. Kanye West.”

first_imgBatesville, IN—In case you missed it, Victory Boyd + family performed at The Barn at Walhill from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. last night and they had a special guest star, Ye.  Or as most people know him, Kanye West.  Rumors circulated social media sites before the concert had finished, but Victory herself posted a video of Kanye introducing himself to the crowd.  Kanye flew to Batesville after performing his Sunday Service to a large crowd at a megachurch in Atlanta Sunday.Rumor has it Mr. West is still in the area today…last_img

Penguins GM still unhappy with Tom Wilson’s fight with Jamie Oleksiak

first_imgWilson fought with Oleksiak with less than a minute into the game against the Penguins after Wilson said he reacted to previous comments by Rutherford, who said the Capitals winger was scared to fight his defenseman.Wilson would not fight Oleksiak after making a hit on Zach Aston-Reese, which would result in a suspension for Wilson. Related News “No,” he replied.Oleksiak missed three games after his fight with Wilson with a concussion.He was traded back to the Stars on Monday, reversing the deal from last year which sent the defenseman to Pittsburgh for 47 games and the playoffs. Capitals’ Tom Wilson drops Penguins’ Jamie Oleksiak in fight less than a minute in “I read the stuff that’s said after last season and leading up to it,” Wilson said. “Yeah, I think it probably had to be done sooner or later, give him a chance to defend his teammate after what happened last year.”Tom Wilson and Jamie Oleksiak went from jawing to fisticuffs in the span of just a few months 👀— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) December 20, 2018Rutherford was blunt when asked if he was OK with everything that went down in that fight. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford remembers the Dec. 19 fight between Capitals winger Tom Wilson and now former Penguins defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, and he still isn’t happy about how it went down.“All I know is, in that fight, Wilson didn’t even give Oleksiak a chance to get his gloves off,” Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.last_img read more

Watch the Cerro Gordo County/MercyOne/City of Mason City weekly news conference

first_imgThe Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, and the City of Mason City held their weekly news conference on Wednesday afternoon, March 25th.Participating were:= Mason City mayor Bill Schickel= CG Public Health director Brian Hanft= MercyOne North Iowa president Rod Schlader= Mason City city administrator Aaron BurnettWatch the news conference via the video player below:last_img

83 IPOs Hit Indian Market, Raised $3.8 bn in 2016

first_imgIndia’s IPO market recorded strong performance in 2016 with 83 IPOs raising $3.8 billion this year, and the activity looks set to remain strong driven by a combination of high investor confidence and regulatory reforms. Related Itemslast_img