Year-In-Review: Working in a Bipartisan Way to Achieve Legislative Victories

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Year-In-Review: Working in a Bipartisan Way to Achieve Legislative Victories Implementing several pieces of legislation to fight the opioid and heroin crisis.Expanding unemployment compensation to nearly 50,000 middle-class workers.Enabling non-violent offenders to have their records sealed to increase employment opportunities and reduce recidivism.Finalizing new regulations on gas drillers to protect water and land.Expanding protections for domestic violence victims.Helping prevent drunk driving with stronger penalties.Change is hard to achieve, and only happens when we put partisanship aside for the greater good of our commonwealth. But Governor Wolf has shown that progress can be made if we come together and put working and middle class families first. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretarycenter_img 2016 In Review,  Government That Works,  The Blog,  Year in Review Despite historic Republican majorities in the legislature, Governor Wolf worked with the General Assembly to achieve significant victories to move Pennsylvania forward on many issues, including:Legalizing medical marijuana to help adults and children suffering from debilitating diseases.Allowing ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber statewide.Implementing the most sweeping liquor reforms since Prohibition; includingDirect shipment of wine to consumers,‘Freeing the six-pack’ at gas stations, andWine sales in grocery stores. December 16, 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW SHARE TWEETlast_img read more


USC safety T.J. McDonald to remain at USC

first_imgUSC junior safety T.J. McDonald announced Wednesday that he will return to school for his senior season, forgoing the opportunity to declare for the NFL draft.McDonald, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2011, had been projected as a possible second round pick in next April’s draft had he chose to declare.“We have an opportunity to do something great,” McDonald said in a video released by the school. “That opportunity doesn’t come around very often. I want to finish things out and be a part of something great.”A second-year starter for the Trojans last season, McDonald finished with 69 tackles and three interceptions, making the Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly All-American first teams. McDonald and his father, Tim, became the first father-son tandem in school history to be named All-Americans. Tim McDonald was an All-American for USC in 1985 and 1986 before a 13-year NFL career with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.In 2010, T.J. McDonald also led the team in tackles with 89.“We’re obviously very excited about T.J.’s decision to return next year,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement. “He’ll be a leading candidate for the Thorpe Award in 2012 and he has a chance to be a two-time All-American. Plus he will captain our team for a second straight year and graduate.”Fellow juniors left tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry have announced intentions to declare for the draft, leaving quarterback Matt Barkley as the only prominent USC junior weighing whether to remain in school or turn pro.Barkley has until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft.last_img read more