Wolf Administration Issues Statement on CHIP Reauthorization

first_img January 23, 2018 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller released the following statement on Congress passing funding reauthorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years:“I am relieved Congress has finally reauthorized this critical program after months of uncertainty for the Pennsylvania families who access health care for their children through CHIP,Governor Wolf said. “I am thankful to those in Congress who have made CHIP reauthorization a priority.“CHIP provides high-quality health insurance for over 180,000 children across the commonwealth. For 25 years, CHIP has been widely supported across party lines, and I am proud we have secured the funding to celebrate CHIP’s 30th anniversary in 2022.”“At the Department of Human Services, we were just days away from sending notices to families letting them know their CHIP coverage was being terminated,” Acting Secretary Miller said. “I am so pleased these children will continue to have access to high-quality health insurance and the opportunities to thrive and succeed that they deserve.” Wolf Administration Issues Statement on CHIP Reauthorizationcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Earth Day, 2018

first_imgEarth Day, 2018 Environment,  Proclamations WHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s 2018 Earth Day theme is “Everyone Plays a Part in Keeping Pennsylvania Clean,” which acknowledges the commonwealth’s commitment to raising awareness and encouraging Pennsylvanians to examine their personal impact on the environment; andWHEREAS, the first Earth Day was enacted in 1970 and engaged over 20 million Americans to advocate for a cleaner environment; andWHEREAS, Earth Day now has become a world-wide event and has highlighted some of the most critical environmental issues on the world stage; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Fish and Boat Commission, and Game Commission have an enormous responsibility to the citizens of the commonwealth, and work year-round to ensure Pennsylvania’s water, air, and land are protected; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania is blessed with a wealth of bountiful woodlands and waterways, often most visibly showcased in our 121 state parks and more than 2.2 million acres of state forests, and other public lands that enrich the lives of both residents and visitors alike, providing irreplaceable habitat for countless flora and fauna, sustainable natural resources, and many scenic recreational opportunities; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s commonwealth agencies challenge every resident of the commonwealth to help in conserving and protecting the environment via green activities, such as recycling, water and energy conservation, tree planting, and active education about environmental issues; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania supports projects that demonstrate and encourage energy conservation, sustainability, and the usage of renewable energy; andWHEREAS, special Earth Day events are offered throughout the commonwealth to encourage residents to identify what they can personally do to protect the environment and make Pennsylvania a cleaner and greener state.THEREFORE, in special recognition of the efforts and dedication of the commonwealth’s state agencies and volunteers, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2018, as EARTH DAY. I encourage all citizens to become engaged in their local communities and join efforts to help maintain and improve Pennsylvania’s urban and rural environments.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this fifteenth day of March, two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the proclamation below. You can also view the proclamation on Scribd and as a PDF. Governor Wolf Proclamation — Earth Day 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd April 05, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dodgers break out the bats in shutout win, split series against San Francisco

first_imgPreviousActress Jennifer Lopez attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs after hitting an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, congratulate Cody Bellinger on his two-run home run gainst the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig points as he scores on a single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, left, watches as his throw to first base is late after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig puts his hand in the air after scoring along with Yasmani Grandal on a double by Enrique Hernandez during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 9-0. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger singles in front of San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton comes out of the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)ESPN broadcaster Alex Rodriguez works from the pressbox during “ESPN Sunday Night Baseball” at the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, watches his two-run home run in front of San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence catches a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kyle Farmer during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig points as he scores on a single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford, top, tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig on an attempted steal of second base during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Actress Jennifer Lopez attends the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs after hitting an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig runs after hitting an RBI double to score Chris Taylor against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)ExpandLOS ANGELES – The way their first three games had gone, the Dodgers’ fourth game of the season was destined to be decided by something silly. Something unpredictable. Something, say, like what happened in the fourth inning Sunday.Corey Seager was on second base and Yasiel Puig was on first with one out. Cody Bellinger hit a fly ball to the Giants’ left fielder, Hunter Pence, who relayed the ball to shortstop Brandon Crawford. Seager tagged up and went to third base while Crawford wheeled the ball to second baseman Joe Panik. Suddenly, Puig was in a rundown – an old-school baseball pickle.Puig managed to stay alive long enough for Seager to reach the plate without a throw. The run counted when Puig slid safely into first base under the tag.“I got a little excited,” Puig confessed. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I said ‘thanks for being an idiot,’ ” Bellinger said. “It’s all jokes with him. It’s pretty cool.”For five innings, that was the only run of the game. Then the Dodgers scored eight more runs, pulling away for a 9-0 win. They were off to Phoenix on Monday for their first trip of the season with a 2-2 record, a relief after beginning the season with a pair of 1-0 losses.The Dodgers’ offense finally showed signs of life in front of an announced crowd of 41,866. They had 11 hits as a team through their first three games combined. On Sunday they had 13 hits – three by Puig, who began the season 0 for 9.Related Articles According to Stats, LLC, the two runs the Dodgers allowed in the series matched the 1915 Phillies for the fewest allowed in the first four games of a season. The Giants had never failed to score more than one run through four games in franchise history.Blame a thick marine layer, stellar pitching, a lack of clutch hitting – the Giants went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position Sunday and 1-for-27 in the series – or perhaps all three.center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “That did not go unnoticed, seeing the way the ball wasn’t traveling maybe what we were used to seeing in past seasons,” said Dodgers starter Rich Hill, who threw six shutout innings in his 2018 debut.Bellinger’s two-run home run off Josh Osich was his first hit of the season. Puig, Austin Barnes and Corey Seager got their first hits of 2018, too. Puig went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.Hill got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings. He allowed five hits, including three doubles. He walked three batters and struck out five. The only run the Giants scored against a Dodgers starting pitcher in the series was Joe Panik’s home run against Clayton Kershaw on Thursday.“Keeping those guys off-balance, I think, is a big part of tonight,” Hill said. “That was really something that I thought we did well, was executing breaking balls when we needed to and timely fastballs.”Chris Taylor, Yasmani Grandal, Kiké Hernandez and Bellinger had two hits apiece. Hernandez started at second base, then switched to center field for the final inning and made a leaping catch in front of the center-field wall to preserve the shutout.Tony Cingrani, Josh Fields and Wilmer Font each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Hill.Giants starter Chris Stratton allowed three runs, all earned, in 5-1/3 innings. Seager’s run – the unexpected gift of Puig’s unexpected rundown – counted as an earned run by the slimmest of margins. Through a miracle of officials scoring, the play was neither an error nor a sacrifice fly. How much of it was dumb luck?“A lot of it,” Roberts said, “but Corey did a great job on the timing. A lot of that was driven by Corey’s astuteness on the bases.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more