Governor Wolf Details A Better Way Forward with 2017-2018 Budget, Discusses Investments in Battling the Opioid Epidemic

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf joined members of his cabinet, local and community leaders, medical professionals, and members of the law enforcement community at TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services Inc, a center of excellence, to discuss how his 2017-2018 budget is a better way forward and how it will help in the continuing battle against the opioid epidemic.“Since becoming Governor, I’ve travelled around the commonwealth hearing stories from parents, friends, first responders, and community members about their firsthand experience with people who have fallen prey to this crisis,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We must continue to use every tool in our tool box to combat this crisis, and help those who are suffering from substance use disorders. My budget proposal will continue to expand upon the efforts we’ve already made to fight the heroin and opioid crisis, the worst public health crisis we’ve seen in a generation.”“TW Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services Inc., a provider of Co-occurring Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health services since 1991, is honored to host Governor Wolf’s Round Table event today,” said TW Ponessa President Tom Ponessa. “We applaud the Governor’s new initiatives and expanded funding for Lancaster County and across the state to help save lives and provide access to treatment for those suffering from the devastating effects of opioid dependence. As a Pennsylvania Center of Excellence, we will work within our community to build strong and clear cut pathways to recovery.”Earlier this week, Governor Wolf offered a budget proposal that represents a responsible solution to Pennsylvania’s fiscal challenges and takes a better path forward than the way things have been done for a generation. By identifying specific programs that can work more effectively, and others that are no longer working at all, Governor Wolf’s budget proposal identifies over $2 billion in savings without compromising the quality of services offered to the people of Pennsylvania.Instead of slashing services for Pennsylvanians who most need our help, Governor Wolf has invested in what matters most to the citizens he serves.New investments in battling the opioid epidemic in the 2017-2018 budget include:$10 million to expand access to naloxone for first responders through competitive grant funds will be awarded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).$3.4 million to expand specialty drug courts in PCCD to expand treatment strategies to divert offenders into more meaningful treatment and recovery.$26.5 million in federal Cures Act funds beginning in 2017-18 that will be used to expand access to treatment services, particularly for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.Continued investments in battling the opioid epidemic in the 2017-2018 budget include:$20.4 to continue the 45 Centers of Excellence throughout Pennsylvania which will help coordinate holistic treatment for people suffering from substance use disorder.$45M to continue to fund services to address heroin and opioid addition through the Single County Authorities.Over $3 million for the prescription drug monitoring program which allows medical practitioners to see what their patients are being prescribed, and to make sure that what they’re prescribing is not at odds with that person’s health. It will also allow a medical practitioner help a person get into treatment if they believe they have identified a patient suffering from a substance use disorder. Governor Wolf Details A Better Way Forward with 2017-2018 Budget, Discusses Investments in Battling the Opioid Epidemic February 10, 2017last_img read more

Syracuse jumps to No. 3 in Inside Lacrosse media poll

first_imgSyracuse jumped one spot in Monday’s Inside Lacrosse Media poll to No. 3. The Orange had been ranked No. 4 for the past four weeks until their comeback win over No. 12 Fighting Irish Sunday afternoon moved them up a spot.Since its No. 13 preseason ranking, SU has not moved down in the rankings all season. Since its blown five-goal lead to No. 1 Boston College and subsequent 14-12 loss, the Orange have only risen after competing with the 11-0 Golden Eagles. SU reached No. 4 after a win over then-No. 4 Northwestern on Feb. 24 and has stayed stagnant until Monday.Over the last month, Syracuse has lost just one game — an overtime loss to undefeated Maryland — while defeating several top-15 teams including Virginia, Loyola and Florida.This week, the Orange clobbered unranked Harvard in the Carrier Dome by nine goals and Emily Hawryschuk’s late goals capped four unanswered goals over Notre Dame in a 10-9 win.The two teams above SU in the poll are their two losses — No. 1 Boston College and No. 2 Maryland. North Carolina flipped places with the Orange this week after a six-goal loss to BC last Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse next plays Albany in the Dome on Wednesday before playing another ranked opponent in No. 13 Duke this Saturday. Comments Published on March 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Chicagoland race

first_img“I think JGR, all of our cars are running good at places throughout the season, but for us personally on the 19, the last couple of mile-and-a-halves we’ve really turned a corner,” Truex said this week. “Michigan was a great run for us, Charlotte obviously, winning there was big.”We started out the year kind of searching a bit on the mile-and-a-halves and the bigger tracks with the 550-horsepower package. For us, I definitely feel like we’ve learned a lot the past month and half and really turned a corner there. That has given us a lot of confidence and we feel like Chicago will be a good race for us.”Among the favorites to spoil the Busch-Truex party at Chicagoland are their rivals from Team Penske, Logano and Keselowski. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, who is still searching for his first win this season, also has a strong history at the track; he has more career top-five finishes (10) in Chicago than anybody in the field. MORE: Watch the Chicagoland race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway is the third such start time this season (Texas and Sonoma were the others). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series is on NBCSN for the first time this season. (Fox’s portion of the broadcast schedule ended last week.) As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC is slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.Sunday’s Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, which will consist of three stages (80 laps, 80 laps, 107 laps), is the 18th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (17th when not counting the All-Star Race).Chicagoland Speedway, located southwest of Chicago in Joliet, Ill., is a 1.5-mile oval that features 18-degree banking in the turns, 11-degree banking in the tri-oval and five-degree banking on the backstretch. The wide (and slick when hot) race track is ripe for good racing.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Chicagoland.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Chicagoland raceRace: Camping World 400 at Chicagoland SpeedwayDate: Sunday, June 30Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSNLive stream: fuboTVRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioThe Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday will be the first of 13 races this season to be shown on NBCSN. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBCSN, Sunday’s race at Chicagoland is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreIn a development that shocks nobody, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. are again being tabbed as two of the favorites to win Sunday’s race. They are two of four multiple-time Chicagoland winners in the field this weekend (Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick being the others) and are the two hottest drivers in the series. Busch won this race last year, and Truex won it in 2016 and ’17.Busch, who is one point behind Cup Series standings leader Joey Logano, has a series-best 15 top-10 finishes in 16 races in 2019, including top-five finishes in his last four races. And now he goes to one of his best tracks; including his win last season, Busch has six top-10 finishes in the last seven races at Chicagoland.”Back when we first started racing (at Chicagoland) in the summer, it was a night race,” Busch explained this week. “So with a hot track now and the surface worn out more now, it certainly tends to play to my strengths, and as we saw last year, we can put on a really good race with the heat, combined with the worn-out surface.”MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series scheduleAs for Truex, aka “Mile and a Half Martin,” Sunday offers a welcome return to an oval even after his road-course win at Sonoma last week. Of Truex’s five career top-five finishes at Chicagoland, three have come in the last three races, including his pair of wins in 2016 and ’17. What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the Cup Series’ only visit to Chicago all season, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBCSN. The start time for the race at Chicagoland is 3 p.m. ET, and the start time for the pre-race show on NBCSN is 2:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more