Governor Wolf: Washington Republicans Continue to Ignore Bipartisan Governors

first_img Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the latest version of a health care bill in Washington:“Washington Republicans continue to ignore the concerns of Pennsylvania families and ideas proposed by bipartisan governors. The proposed cuts and caps for Medicaid continue to cause terror for recipients, including seniors, families, and people with disabilities, and are putting states financially at risk. The federal government cannot turn its back on us. These tweaks do little to address how these proposals will lead to increased costs, especially for many older Pennsylvanians who could be charged five times more for worse coverage by gutting consumer protections, even for some people with private insurance. The proposed changes have even been rejected by insurance companies.We can find common ground on fixing the individual market, as governors of both parties have proposed. Washington should abandon this reckless path and focus on fixing what isn’t working – rather than creating more problems and concerns for families and individuals, especially those most in need of our help.”Last month, Governor Wolf joined his bipartisan colleagues from Ohio, Montana, Nevada, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Louisiana to express concern over Washington’s approach on health care, particularly the prospect of deep cuts in federal funding to states for Medicaid. Governor Wolf: Washington Republicans Continue to Ignore Bipartisan Governors July 13, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Breaking: Ex-Chelsea star Diego Costa jailed

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been sentenced to six months in prison for tax fraud in Spain – but the Atletico Madrid ace will pay €36,000 fine to avoid any jail time.Spanish outlet El Mundo report the Brazilian forward pleaded guilty to a tax offence amounting to €1.1 million. He is accused of defrauding the state of more than £900,000 by not declaring payments of more than €5.15 million (£4.63 million) after his move to Chelsea in 2014.The tax agency denounced Costa for defrauding the authorities regarding €1 millio (£890,000) in image rights.The Spanish treasury added another fiscal crime to Costa before withdrawing and halving the fine.Costa is said to have asked Atletico to pay the fee, which they refused.However, they did give the striker an advance on his wages, meaning he could pay the fine in full. The fee is said to be around €500,000 (£450,000).Costa was called to testify in June last year, acknowledging the charges put against him.The 31-year-old was spotted arriving in court on Wednesday for a short period of time, donning a protective face mask.An Atletico spokesman said on Wednesday: “Diego Costa reached an agreement a few months ago with the prosecutor and has already paid the corresponding fine plus interest and the request for a prison sentence was withdrawn.“This week it is expected that agreement will be ratified in court, as is mandatory.” Costa’s Chelsea stint ended in tears after a public fallout with Antonio Conte.Reflecting on his time working with Conte at Stamford Bridge, Costa told ESPN: “[Conte and I] had problems off the pitch, but I think he is a really good manager.“I have no hard feelings towards Conte, but to be a top, top manager, he needs to change the human side of his management. He is very suspicious. At a team like, say, Real Madrid, he would never last a season.”Tags: Antonio ConteAtletico MadridChelseaDiego Costalast_img read more

Wisconsin report card

first_imgGame Ball — P.J. Hill, RB, WisconsinSophomore tailback P.J. Hill bruised his way for 147 yards last week in 98 degree heat. He was compensated with nothing. Saturday, in restitution for his efforts in Vegas and for his utter dominance of The Citadel’s defense, Hill scored five touchdowns to tie a school record. Of Hill’s 25 rushes, four of them went for 20 or more yards. He also got into the passing game, snaring two balls for 20 yards and a third-quarter touchdown. Beyond the stat sheet, Hill kept the team moving forward. When a big play was needed, the 2006 Big Ten Freshman of the Year was there. Hill made the difference Saturday.Overall — B-Woe to the defense. Without it, the Badgers’ day would have been pretty noteworthy. P.J. Hill tied a school record with five touchdowns, Tyler Donovan threw for over 200 yards and two scores, and returner David Gilreath and punter Ken DeBauche helped Wisconsin win the field position battle. Nearly everything went well for the offense. In stark contrast, nearly everything went poorly for the defense: several missed assignments led to wide-open touchdown receptions and numerous big gains for The Citadel Bulldogs. Yes, the defense once again settled down in the second half, but the bottom line is Mike Hankwitz’s unit needs to get up to play on the opening kick of the game, not 30 minutes later. Offense — A-It’s hard to hand out A’s, but the offense Saturday got pretty close. P.J. Hill was everything Wisconsin needed him to be when the defense couldn’t stop anyone, rushing for a career-high four touchdowns and catching another en route to nearly 200 total yards. Tyler Donovan made few mistakes (none of which cost the Badgers), throwing for 201 yards and a couple of end zone strikes. Even Lance Smith looked electric in relief. Zach Brown did cough up the ball, UW’s first offensive turnover of the season, but 45 points and 463 yards easily made up for it. Defense — DOne of the Badgers’ strongest points coming into the season has been anything but. It gave up 377 total yards, including 254 through the air. Worse yet were the 31 points allowed. For the third consecutive week, Wisconsin’s opponent stormed down the field on its second possession of the game and scored a touchdown. Kirk DeCremer’s overall play and the third quarter were the lone bright spots for the defense. It continues to get beat upfront and lose leverage on the football early on before adjusting in the second half. With Big Ten play beginning next week, Wisconsin has some straightening out to do.Special Teams — B+Freshman return man David Gilreath carried the rock in his arm and momentum on his shoulders. A 34-yard punt return on Wisconsin’s first possession helped set the tempo for what would be the P.J. Hill Show. He averaged 25 yards per kickoff return and 18.3 yards per punt return. Ken DeBauche landed two punts inside the 20, and thanks to special teams, the Badgers won the field position battle throughout. While Taylor Mehlhaff failed to kick a touchback and DeBauche’s punt average was down, UW was in the black with this unit Saturday. Who’s Up Next — IowaIowa began the season 2-0, picking up wins against Northern Illinois and Syracuse. The Hawkeyes’ success ran dry Saturday as in-state rival Iowa State shut them down. At halftime, the Cyclones held a 12-0 advantage. After coming back to take a 13-12 lead, Iowa allowed Iowa State to drive down the field and split the uprights on a 28-yard field goal as time expired. Iowa will be seeking revenge this Saturday against Tyler Donovan and Wisconsin after the senior picked up a win in his first career start last season in Iowa City.last_img read more

PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_imgPH chess player Menandro Redor. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHoping to pick up where they left off, the Philippines chess para athletes are loooling to surpass their six-gold medal haul in 2015 and aiming for seven this time in Kuala Lumpur.But Menandro Redor, one of the country’s leading para athlete in chess, thinks that with the chess team’s stringent preparation it could even exceed its target in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games this month.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “We may get more than just seven golds because we had intense training for this. We joined different local and international tournaments just to prepare,” said Redor in Filipino. “Our coaches have been taking care of us and we’re so prepared that we’re sure of what we can accomplish.”Redor, who will also serve as the Philippines’ flagbearer for the opening ceremonies, ha four-gold haul for the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants, in the last staging of the biennial games in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe PH chess team will also lean on wheelchair-bound FIDE Master Sander Severino and Henry Lopez as they gun to sweep the individual and team events of standard and rapid.“We’ve already swept our category, so our goal now is to do that in the other categories. It also helps that we’ve got a women’s team now so it’s really possible that we can get the top spot this time,” Redor said. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img LATEST STORIES The 32-year-old woodpusher isn’t discounting the capacity of the opposition with Indonesia posing the biggest threat to the Philippines’ quest for gold.But Redor is confident with what the chess team can deliver for the delegation, saying, “In chess, we’re sure that we’ll bring home golds.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more