Borough of Carlisle Urges the Legislature to Support Gov. Wolf’s Aggressive Infrastructure Plan, Restore Pennsylvania

first_imgBorough of Carlisle Urges the Legislature to Support Gov. Wolf’s Aggressive Infrastructure Plan, Restore Pennsylvania Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – The Borough of Carlisle is the latest Pennsylvania municipality to pass a resolution formally calling for the state legislature to support Restore Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure investment plan.“My colleagues and I understand the impediments that municipalities, like Carlisle, often face to provide needed services, which address quality of life issues effectively and efficiently with limited available revenue sources,” said Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott. “The Restore Pennsylvania initiative and its sensible funding mechanism are means to meet the ever-growing needs of Pennsylvania communities, large and small alike.”Restore Pennsylvania will inject $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects selected by local officials who are best situated to determine need. In the Borough of Carlisle, potential projects include flood prevention and recovery, blight remediation, brownfield redevelopment, green space creation, and broadband access expansion.“As with many of Pennsylvania’s historic communities, Carlisle is coping with changes in industry and population shifts. Restore Pennsylvania could provide the support the borough is looking for to modify infrastructure to meet today’s needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s time for us to reinvest in our communities to make them competitive in the modern economy.”Borough officials made note of the support Restore Pennsylvania could provide to the Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan, a comprehensive strategy to redevelop industrial sites and reactivate neighborhoods. Restore Pennsylvania could provide assistance to areas outlined in the plan, including developing green infrastructure like public parks and bicycle routes, minimizing stream runoff to prevent flooding, and removing contaminants at brownfield sites.Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. April 19, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Kemba Walker uncertain about Hornets future: ‘I want to win’

first_img“I don’t think it’s started yet,” Walker said. “I think now the work begins for those guys. They’ll figure it out.”While Walker showed confidence in the Hornets’ front office, many have questioned whether Charlotte will figure it out in time to retain the All-Star guard. In Walker’s eight Hornets seasons since being drafted ninth overall in 2011, Charlotte has made the playoffs just twice and didn’t advance past the first round either time. NBA playoffs 2019: Updated odds to win the championship Kemba Walker has just one thing on his mind when he enters free agency this summer — he wants to win. For the Hornets veteran guard, his upcoming decision won’t be based solely on money. Instead, it’ll be about whether Charlotte can prove to be a winning franchise. “I want to win; I want to win,” Walker told reporters during his exit interview, per the Charlotte Observer. “That’s something that I’m going to have to really sit down and think about with my family, with my agent, with the people closest to me in my life that will help me make that decision.”Asked Kemba what’s most important to him as he makes his decision. Is it winning, money, happiness?— Rod Boone (@rodboone) April 11, 2019The Hornets missed the playoffs for the third straight season, finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference (two games back from the eighth-ranked Pistons) with a 39-43 record. Walker explained that the Hornets will have to show him that they have the ability to build sufficient talent around him. Related News The questions surrounding Walker’s pending free agency decision have come up throughout the season, and he was asked about it after the Hornets were eliminated from playoff contention with a 122-114 loss to the Magic on Wednesday. “I’m not sure,” Walker said after the game when asked if he will be back with the Hornets next season, per “I have a long time to even start thinking about that stuff. Me and my agent, my family, we will discuss that stuff when the time is right.”A three-time All-Star, Walker, 28, is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high 25.6 points as he played in all 82 games for just the second time in his career.last_img read more