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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Wanyama’s younger sister joins Spanish side

first_img0Shares0000Sports director Amalio Álvarez and Mercy Wanyama pose with the club shirt. PHOTO/elcomercio.esNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6- MacDonald Mariga and Victor Wanyama’s younger sister Mercy has made history by becoming the first ever Kenyan player to sign for a professional team in Spain, joining top basketball side side Adba Aviles.The former Equity Hawks and Storms center was officially introduced to the team on Wednesday having started training with them on Monday. According to Spanish portal elcomercio.es, Wanyama joined Adba under the recommendation of the Duran Liga Ensino head coach where she had been on trial from last November. Having not been considered by the club, they recommended her to Adba.“I wanted to play in Spain. My brother McDonald spoke very well of Asturias and I am very excited about this opportunity. I want to try European basketball and I hope to give my best,” Mercy is quoted as saying by elcomercio.esMercy Wanyama in conversation with Adba coach during a training session. PHOTO/elcomercio.esShe adds; “Right now I only think about the six remaining matches, but I would like to do things well and stay here longer. I am aware of what the club is playing and that on Saturday we have a final against Arxil, but I get very well physically, I have not stopped training and I hope to help as many as possible to my teammates on the court.”Wanyama travelled to Spain at the beginning of November to try out with Duran Liga having played for Storms for a short period of time.The Lang’ata High School alumni helped Equity Hawks to back to back league titles and was also named best player at the play-offs.“We needed people inside and she is a 1.85 player, very athletic and can help us a lot,” said Sporting Director Amalio Álvarez.Coach Juanjo Garcia added; “The team needed a breath of fresh air, renewed illusions and the arrival of Mercy shows that the club has made a great effort and will certainly be a motivation for the other players.”0Shares0000(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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