Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017

first_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf invited Speaker Paul Ryan to visit a Pennsylvania substance use disorder treatment Center of Excellence so he could see the positive impact Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has had in providing treatment to individuals suffering from opioid addiction.The governor visited Mount Pocono Medical to host a discussion on how to best continue the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf and the Department of Corrections announced the decision to begin the process to close SCI Pittsburgh by June 30, 2017. The prison closure is expected to save taxpayers $80 million.Governor Wolf also announced several job creation, job retention, and business development projects have been approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The governor also announced new jobs in Lycoming, Elk and Clearfield counties.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf selected Charles H. Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner, to be the chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017Monday, 1/23/17Wolf Administration Statement Ahead of Corrections’ Facility Closure HearingGovernor Tom Wolf: Medicaid Block Grant Effort Could Cut Health Coverage for Children, Seniors, and Addiction TreatmentTuesday, 1/24/17Charles H. Ramsey Named Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and DelinquencyWolf Administration Provides Personnel Update at DDAPGovernor Wolf Announces Newly Approved Funding for Business Development and Job Creation, Supporting More Than 560 JobsWednesday, 1/25/17Governor Wolf Announces Retention of 438 Jobs with Upgrades to Domtar Corporation Facilities in Elk and Clearfield CountiesGovernor Wolf Urges Speaker Ryan to Consider Impact of ACA Repeal on Opioid Epidemic, Extends Invite to Visit Treatment CenterThursday, 1/26/17Statement from Governor Tom Wolf regarding Corrections’ Facility Closure AnnouncementFriday, 1/27/17Governor Wolf’s Statement on Updated Prostate Cancer DiagnosisGovernor Wolf Announces 38 New Jobs with Renovations to Lycoming Engines Facility in Lycoming CountyGovernor Wolf Hosts Discussion in Monroe County on Efforts to Combat that Opioid Abuse EpidemicHighlights from The BlogHow 63,000 PA’ians Will Lose Access to Drug and Alcohol Treatment if ACA is RepealedSpeaker Ryan: Meet the people who would lose treatment under GOP plan (+ VIDEO)Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson’s Dumpling Recipe for the Lunar New YearHighlights from Twitter.@SpeakerRyan While you’re in Philly, come see how Medicaid access to opioid addiction treatment is saving lives -TW https://t.co/AgVjmlESns— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 25, 2017 Governor Wolf: Medicaid block grant effort could cut health coverage for children, seniors, and addiction treatment https://t.co/UR5RKD9FZJ pic.twitter.com/2vuxK4LFcl— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 23, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf’s Week, January 22 – January 28, 2017 January 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Following sweep of Minnesota, Badgers look to continue domination of Huskies

first_imgThe No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (23-2-1, 13-2-1 WCHA) continues a four-game homestand this weekend as the St. Cloud State Huskies (5-18-4, 1-16-1) come to LaBahn Arena. The Badgers head into the weekend having won 23 straight games against the Huskies, one of their best win streaks of all time against a single opponent. Even with this being the case, the Badgers will still have to show up and play hard this weekend as they know they will be getting every opponent’s best shot down the stretch as the current No. 1 team in the national rankings.Women’s Hockey: Badgers nab Border Battle sweep over Minnesota to solidify No. 1 rankingThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey team (23-2-1, 13-2-1 WCHA) has only spent five weeks of the season Read…Coming into this match up, Wisconsin is averaging 4.7 goals per game, a mark that leads the conference by almost a full goal per game. Meanwhile, St. Cloud State only averages 1.9 goals per game, good for last in the conference. As for individual statistics, Daryl Watts is currently leading the conference with 55 points, while the Huskies leading scorer is Klára Hymlárová with only 19 points.When it comes to goalkeeping, the Badgers also have a slight edge heading into the weekend series with the Huskies. Wisconsin starting goalie Kristen Campbell is coming off a pair of games against Minnesota in which she only surrendered four goals in two games.Women’s Hockey: Badgers advance into 2020 with comparatively dominant recordWisconsin’s women’s hockey team (20-1-1) is setting themselves up for yet another deep postseason run. There is no doubt the Read…This is especially impressive given the fact that the Gophers average just under four goals per game. Campbell’s performance also included a 22 save shutout in Saturday’s contest. Campbell also owns the conference’s best win percentage and second best goals against average, serving as the backbone of a strong Wisconsin defensive core. For the Huskies, starting goalkeeper Emma Polusny has been solid in net, tallying the most total saves in the conference as well as accumulating an impressive 91.7% save rate. Though they have a heavy talent advantage over the Huskies, the Badgers will need to turn in a couple strong performances to sweep the weekend series and continue their conference play dominance as the No. 1 team in the country.Women’s Hockey: Offensive weapons key in No. 1 Badgers’ continuing successThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (18-1-1, 10-1-1 WCHA) is off to another predictably hot start. With little loss Read…There is little doubt that, at least on paper, Wisconsin should continue their dominant run against the Huskies. Yet, the Badgers were already upset once this season by Bemidji State, and any loss to a weaker opponent this late in the season could be detrimental to their national standing.last_img read more

Nancy Daly Riordan to have tumor in pancreas removed

first_imgNancy Daly Riordan, the philanthropist and children’s advocate married to former Mayor Richard Riordan, is undergoing treatment for a small tumor discovered on her pancreas, it was announced Thursday. “While the exact nature of the tumor is unknown, it must be removed,” Richard Riordan said in a statement. “She will be having surgery this Monday. The surgeon has been most encouraging because of the tumor’s size and the fact it was discovered so early.” Riordan said his wife was in a good state of mind and eager to have the procedure completed so she can return to her many projects. “Nancy is strong and tenacious,” he said. “She is approaching her surgery and recovery in the same way she takes on every other important issue – with focus, resolve and her gracious but feisty spirit.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Riordans were married in 1998 when he was still serving as mayor. The two met during various activities involving children’s issues, and it was she who pushed for the city to create its Department of Children Youth and Their Families. She also is active in foster care and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Earlier this year, the former mayor underwent heart bypass surgery.last_img read more