Weekly Update: Signing Pension Reform, Protecting Seniors from Financial Fraud, Seeking Bipartisan Health Care Compromise

first_img#AHCA talks continue in U.S. Senate. @SenBobCasey and I hosted a call today with reporters on how the bill would hurt older PA’ians.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 15, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf was joined by legislators in the Capitol Rotunda to sign Senate Bill 1, the bipartisan pension reform bill. The governor provided remarks during the signing and applauded legislators for working across party lines to pass the legislation that will protect taxpayers.Protecting and advocating for Pennsylvania seniors is a priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. On Thursday, the Wolf Administration stood with advocates in the Capitol Rotunda in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.This week, the governor was joined by Department of Banking and Securities Secretary Robin L. Wiessmann and Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne to host panel discussions on protecting seniors from financial fraud and scams in Monaca and Scranton. On Friday, Governor Wolf spoke at the Elder Access to Justice Roundtable Conference where he addressed his administration’s efforts to protect seniors. The governor also focused on the potentially harmful impacts the American Health Care Act would have on older Pennsylvanians.Governor Wolf has been vocal about the devastating effects the American Health Care Act would have on Pennsylvanians if passed. On Wednesday, the governor voiced serious concerns about a report that highlighted the potential loss of 85,000 jobs in Pennsylvania due to changes in federal health care. Governor Wolf also joined U.S. Senator Casey for a press call on Thursday to discuss the negative impact passage of the American Health Care Act would have on Pennsylvanians. On Friday, Governor Wolf joined a bipartisan group of governors to send a letter to U.S. Senate leadership asking them to change the approach they are taking on health care.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 11, 2017 – June 17, 2017Monday, 6/12/17Governor Wolf Announces Pilot Program to Connect Community Schools to Health-Related Services in PhiladelphiaWorkplace Safety Awareness Month, 2017Remarks by Governor Wolf at Pension Reform Bill SigningGovernor Wolf Signs Pension Reform Bill into LawTuesday, 6/13/17Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Form Bipartisan Lead Task ForceWolf Administration Announces Denial of Appeal for Disaster Declaration RequestGovernor Wolf Hosts Panel Discussion on Protecting Seniors from Financial FraudWednesday, 6/14/17Wolf Administration Adds New Programs to Assist Job Seekers with Target Training OpportunitiesGovernor Wolf Alarmed by Report on Job Losses from Federal Health Care ChangesGovernor Wolf Hosts Seniors Financial Protection Panel Discussion in ScrantonThursday, 6/15/17Governor Wolf Vows to Protect PA Medical Marijuana Patients from Federal GovernmentPennsylvania Stands United Against Elder AbuseGovernor Wolf Announces Opening of Another Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station Under Public Private PartnershipGovernor Tom Wolf Commends Attorney General for Launch of Probe into Opioid Marketing and AddictionFriday, 6/16/17Governor Wolf Takes Fathers’’ Day Pledge to End Gender ViolenceGovernor Wolf Addresses Elder Access to Justice Conference, Warns of the AHCA’s Damaging Effects on SeniorsGovernor Wolf Joins Bipartisan Governors to Call on Washington to Change Health Care ApproachHighlights from TwitterBack to back #StanleyCup champions! #PAproud https://t.co/0TNXPfFuso— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 12, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Weekly Update: Signing Pension Reform, Protecting Seniors from Financial Fraud, Seeking Bipartisan Health Care Compromise June 16, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

NASCAR Craziness

first_imgThe powers to be in NASCAR felt they needed to do something to fill the stands at race tracks since attendance has been declining the past 5 years.  Their solution was to develop a playoff system that would put an emphasis on winning races and limiting the cars eligible for the title to 16.  This part of the system went well, and it did what it was supposed to do because at least 5 cars were still in contention for that last spot going into the last race of the season.The craziness started when the race for the title began.  Race 1 went off with only a few race mishaps, but Race 2 became a test of survival.  In the last 50 laps there were more wrecks than in a demolition derby.  Since 4 cars will be eliminated after every third race, drivers were very aggressive and seemed to forget all about common sense.  They tried to drive cars into curves too fast, and they tried to expand the tracks racing lanes.  Of the 16 drivers in the “chase”, at least 12 had some incident that put them in jeopardy of not finishing the race.I am sure that this is what NASCAR’s top brass wanted to see.  After all, when NASCAR started, the races were survival events and not the technical shows that racing today has become.  The fans like cars banging into each other just like hockey fans wait for a fight to break out.  We will see how the rest of the races in the “chase” turn out.last_img read more