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

The Latest: PGA’s 3M Open is on but won’t have any fans

first_img Associated Press June 15, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tournament officials announced Monday that the state’s health guidelines currently in place for public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic will keep the galleries empty throughout the weekend of July 23-26. Attendance at the TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine, a suburb north of Minneapolis, will be limited to players, caddies, staff, media and other personnel deemed essential to the operation.The PGA Tour resumed last week after a three-month hiatus because of the virus outbreak. No spectators were admitted at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas, and the next three events will also be held without fans. The Memorial tournament in Ohio, rescheduled for mid-July right before the 3M Open, has received state approval for a limited amount of spectators.___The New York Racing Association and the City of Saratoga Springs unveiled a limited edition set of Saratoga Race Course-branded face masks on Monday as part of an effort to raise funds for two local non-profit organizations. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world (all times local):___The PGA Tour will keep the 3M Open in Minnesota on schedule, but the second-year event will be played without spectators on site. The reusable cloth face masks come in a variety pack and feature three individual designs with Saratoga logos. The masks, to be used to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, include stretchable elastic ear straps with an interior pocket for a replaceable filter.A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Franklin Community Center and Shelters of Saratoga, which provide food, shelter and other critical resources to the community.___A football player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Monday on the first day of voluntary workouts.The school’s athletic department said in a statement that contact tracing identified other football players who could have been exposed to the athlete. Both the player who tested positive and the others he may have been in contact with will isolate themselves for 14 days, the statement said. The Austrian Open will be July 9-12 at Diamond Country Club. It will be followed by the Euram Bank Open at Golf Club Adamstal, which will be July 15-18.Both tournaments will have a purse of 500,000 euros and count toward both tours.The full European Tour schedule starts a week later with the British Masters. That kicks off a stretch of six tournaments in England and Wales, each with a prize fund of 1 million euros ($1.1 million).The European Tour was last held March 8 at the Qatar Masters when the COVID-19 pandemic led to a shutdown. The Challenge Tour was last played Feb. 16 in South Africa, though it was not scheduled to resume until May.___ Voluntary workouts will continue for players who have tested negative for the virus, the statement said.When West Virginia begins its fall semester on Aug. 19, students must wear masks on campus, including in class. Students, faculty and staff must be tested for the virus before they return to campus and complete a coronavirus education course.___European Tour members would be able to play again two weeks earlier than originally planned with the announcement Monday of the consecutive golf tournaments in Austria.Both will be dual ranking events for the European Tour and its developmental Challenge Tour. The Latest: PGA’s 3M Open is on but won’t have any fanslast_img read more