Governor Wolf Signs Laws Creating Nonprofit Security Grant Fund, Keystone Tree Fund

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Signs Laws Creating Nonprofit Security Grant Fund, Keystone Tree Fund November 07, 2019center_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 859 to assist non-profits with safety and security measures. The legislation was requested in response to attacks against the Jewish community, including the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.“Schools and other community institutions should be a safe place for every child and resident,” said Gov. Wolf. “I thank the bipartisan efforts that helped ensure safety and security funding was available for these non-profit, community institutions where people gather and should have peace of mind.”Gov. Wolf also signed the following bills:House Bill 374, which creates the Pennsylvania Keystone Tree Fund and allows citizens to make a voluntary $3 contribution by checking a box on the PennDOT driver’s license application and renewal form. The contributions will be used to fund programs within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that use trees to help filter pollutants from waterways.House Bill 407, which creates a uniform definition for the term “blight” for legislation enacted in 1937 or later.House Bill 510, House Bill 511, and House Bill 512, which support intergovernmental agreements between local municipalities.House Bill 1085, which repeals the State Personal Property Tax Act, first enacted on June 22, 1935.Senate Bill 694, which amends the Oil and Gas Lease Act to allow for cross unit drilling for unconventional wells.last_img read more

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2 dead, 2 injured in North Carolina municipal building shooting

first_img2 people are dead and 2 others have been injured after a shooting at a municipal building in North Carolina.The incident began around 6:40 a.m. Friday at the Joycelyn  V. Johnson Municipal building in Winston- Salem.When authorities arrived at the scene, they reported that they could still hear gun fire coming from inside of the building.Police immediately engaged the gunman identified as 61-year-old Steven DeWayne Haizlip, and fatally injured him in the shootout outside of the building.48-year-old Terry Lee Cobb Jr. who was fatally injured by Haizlip was pronounced dead at the scene. An officer and another employee were also injured by Haizlip and remain in the hospital at this time.Witnesses describe the scene as a workplace dispute between two men who had a longstanding dislike of each other.  They also reported that the suspect and the deceased victim got into an argument on Thursday, just one day before the shooting.Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, including the discovery that Haizlip was armed with two handguns.This is a developing story.last_img read more

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