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

USC swimming and diving posts strong showing at Pac-10s

first_imgThe No. 6 USC women’s swimming and diving team took third place overall in the Pac-10 championships, finishing behind Stanford and California.Strong performance · Over the weekend, junior Katinka Hosszu was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Meet after posting first-place finishes in the 200 individual medley, 400 individual medley and 200-yard butterfly. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan The Trojans took home eight titles from the competition, one off the school record for Pac-10 wins (nine wins in 2003).“I am proud of the fact that we came away with eight individual championships, by far the most in nearly a decade,” said USC coach Dave Salo. “Those eight wins can turn into eight wins at the NCAA championships which attests to the perennial strength of the Pac-10 conference.”USC started off on a positive note, ending the first day of the Pac-10s tied for second place with Stanford.As the meet progressed, No. 4 Cal led the rankings during the opening competition, but by Saturday, No. 1 Stanford had managed to come back and take its second-straight Pac-10 title.Though USC did not take home the Pac-10 title, it swept the individual titles.Junior Katinka Hosszu was named Swimmer of the Meet, while junior Victoria Ishimatsu was named Diver of the Meet. Junior Harrison Jones, who participated in the men’s diving Pac-10 championships that also took place last week, was named men’s Diver of the Meet.“I’m really happy with my times and placements,” Hosszu said. “I hope I can be faster at NCAAs and I’m excited to see how much faster I can go.”Hosszu won three titles, the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medleys and the 200-yard butterfly, while sophomore Haley Anderson won two in the 500- and 1560-yard free.Senior Lyndsay DePaul also finished strong for the team on Saturday, taking second place behind Hosszu in the 200-yard butterfly.Although the Women of Troy stressed that the Pac-10s are not as important to the team as the NCAA competition coming up in two weeks, their third place finish was significant. To some, it is an indicator of what they can do better at NCAAs.“It’s good we have this meet so we know what we need to improve in two weeks,” Hosszu said. “For example, I know I was slow on a couple of turns, so I can work on that. Hopefully we can improve and do much better at NCAAs.”The NCAA competition will be March 17-19 in Austin, Texas. The team has high hopes for the last competition of its season.“We had a strong showing at the Pac-10 conference championships and finished third to two very strong teams,” Salo said. “We are looking to move into the top 5 at NCAAs in a few weeks.”last_img read more