After Balanced Budget with Sustainable Revenues, Moody’s Revises Commonwealth Outlook to Stable

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 09, 2016 Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Moody’s Investor Service has revised Pennsylvania’s outlook to stable from negative. This follows the final enactment of the commonwealth’s 2016-17 budget that is balanced and includes sustainable, recurring revenue.“The 2016-17 budget was an important step forward, and Moody’s revision of Pennsylvania’s outlook to stable from negative reflects that fact,” said Governor Wolf. “Working with Republicans and Democrats in the legislature, we completed a budget that is balanced and includes sustainable, recurring revenue. When I came into office, following years of unbalanced budgets, the commonwealth faced a structural deficit of more than $2 billion. Now, we have made significant progress in reducing the deficit, but we still have more to do and I look forward to continuing to work with the legislature to fix the commonwealth’s deficit.”Moody’s said the following:“Moody’s Investors Service has revised the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s outlook to stable from negative… Still, the 2017 budget fight represents some improvement: the legislature and governor agreed on a budget, and a government that had been unable to pass new revenues in 2016 was able to do so in 2017.”For the entire report from Moody’s, see below: After Balanced Budget with Sustainable Revenues, Moody’s Revises Commonwealth Outlook to Stablelast_img read more

A Friend Denied

first_imgBy Kathy MieleI walked into my son Alex’s room and saw that he was on his computer. “Can I ask you for a favor?” I asked.“Sure,” he said, never taking his eyes off his computer screen. “What is it?”“You know I’ve been saying for years that I’d never go on Facebook?” I began gathering dirty glasses and dishes that were stacked on his desk from the night before.“Yeah?” he looked at me skeptically.“Well, I’ve changed my mind,” I stated a bit sheepishly.Alex closed his laptop and looked directly at me. “Why would you want to go on it now?”“Because so many of my friends are on it and I feel like I’m missing out,” I explained.Alex looked at me for a minute. “If that’s what you want to do, go ahead,” he said but I could hear in his voice that he wasn’t thrilled about the whole idea.“Thanks,” I laughed. “But your permission wasn’t the favor I was looking for.”“What’s the favor then?”“I need your help putting my profile together,” I said. “You know how computer challenged I am!”Alex groaned.“Please!” I cried.“Fine,” he said as he got up to go to my computer.I quickly put his dirty dishes down and followed him into my room. “You’re going to do it for me now?” I asked.“We might as well get this over with.” He sighed as he sat down at my desk.I quickly took out a few pictures I’d tucked into my pocket. “Can you put this one in for my profile picture?” I handed him the first one. “I just need you to crop out the other person in the photo.”He took a quick look. “Sure I can do that.”“Great!” I handed him the next picture. “Can you also put this family photo of us in, too?”Alex looked at the photo of the four of us on our front porch. “Don’t tag me in this.” he said.“Are you serious?” I had to laugh. “I’m asking you to put the whole thing together for me. Do you really think I have any idea how to tag a picture?”Alex shrugged his shoulders. “You have a point there.”Over the next 20 minutes he asked me questions about how I wanted my profile to look. Once he had my pictures in place he pushed himself back from my desk. “You’re all set,” he said as he headed for his own room. “By the way,” he called over his shoulder. “Don’t friend me!”“Are you kidding?”“No, I’m serious.”“But all my friends have their kids as friends,” I whined.Alex stopped in the hallway and looked back at me. “So you’re telling me that if all your friends jumped off a bridge you’d have to too?”I was speechless! I suddenly realized that one of my old sayings that I’d used on both my boys had come back to haunt me! Now I was the one who felt like a little kid.“I didn’t think so.” Alex said as he smiled and headed back to his room.last_img read more

Hawks meet Storm in Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

first_imgJonathan Lee replied for the Thunder Cats.Beaver Valley broke the game open in the third period scoring twice in the opening three minutes to extend the margin to 4-1.The Hawks then rode the netminding of Tallon Kramer to book a ticket in Sunday’s Gold Medal game.Tyler Ghirardosi and Dylan Kent also scored for Beaver Valley which was outshot 28-22 by the Thunder Cats.Michael Spenrath had the other marker for Creston Valley.In the other contest, Mitchell Williams scored early in the first overtime period to power Campbell River to a 2-1 victory over Aldergrove Kodiaks.The win allowed the Storm to secure second place in Cyclone Taylor round robin standings.Creston Valley meets Aldergrove at 2 p.m. in the Bronze Medal game while the Hawks and Storm play for the Cyclone Taylor Cup at 7:30 p.m. After losing for only the third time this playoff season Friday, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks responded in a big way Saturday at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.The Hawks rocked the hometown Thunder Cats 6-2 to advance to the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final Sunday against the Campbell River Storm.Kyle Hope scored three times and McKoy Hauck and Tyler Hartman each added two assists to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs into the final and a chance to represent BC at the Keystone Cup later this month in Arborg, Manitoba.After a scoreless first period, Beaver Valley took a 2-1 lead on goals by Hope and Hauck.last_img read more

DD COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WEEKEND ON THE BEAUTIFUL ARRANMORE ISLAND

first_imgArranmore Car and passenger Fast Ferry (The Blue Ferry) are proud match sponsors of Friday’s big match v Waterford UTD at Finn Park.To mark the occasion they’re running a fantastic competition in association with Finn Harps and Donegal Daily, to give you the chance to come and enjoy a trip to beautiful Arranmore this summer.FIRST PRIZE : Free return trip and B&B for two nights in Arranmore this Summer. FIVE RUNNER UP PRIZES: Free return trip by car for your family to visit the Island this Summer.To enter this wonderful competition please follow the instructions outlined below.(1) Like the Arranmore car & passenger fast ferries page (link below)https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arranmore-Car-Passenger-Fast-Ferries/152161498212769 (2) In comments below please complete this sentence in less than 40 more words “I would like to visit Arranmore Island this Summer because…………Rules:(1) One entry per person(2) Competition closes at 10 pm on Wednesday 2nd July.Judges decision is final. We will announce the lucky winners on Friday 4th July.Good luck!!DD COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WEEKEND ON THE BEAUTIFUL ARRANMORE ISLAND was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arranmore FerrycompetitionEntertainmentFeaturesFinn Harps FCnewsNoticeslast_img read more