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Governor Wolf Visits Erie on “Schools that Teach” Tour December 08, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Education, Press Release, Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined students, teachers, administrators, and local leaders on a tour of Emerson Gridley Elementary in Erie to discuss his historic $640 million dollar investment in Pennsylvania’s education system and Erie School District’s recovery plan.“This year, the Erie School District received an additional $3.3 million for classroom funding and over $234,000 in increased funding for special education,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Additionally, to help the district with its budgetary obstacles, my administration also worked with Senator Wiley and Representatives Harkins and Fabrizio to secure a supplemental amount of $4 million. Combined with the increases secured under my first budget, the Erie School District has received a total increase of $7 million for basic and special education in two years.”“However, the Erie School District, like too many districts across Pennsylvania, is still reeling from the devastating cuts to education made by the previous administration. I want to ensure the residents of Erie that my Administration will keep working to invest in your children’s future. I also want to thank Superintendent Badams for his commitment to Erie schools and dedication to giving Erie’s children the education they deserve.”Earlier this week, Superintendent Badams submitted Erie School’s recovery plan to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The plan is being reviewed by the Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management, the Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, and the Department’s senior leaders who will work with Secretary Rivera to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the plan.Funding for all of Pennsylvania schools has always been a Governor Wolf’s top priority. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf secured an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early childhood education, a $20 million increase for special education, a $10 million increase for early intervention, and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education. Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured historic increases at all levels of education in less than two years:$415 million in basic education funding.$60 million for early childhood education.$50 million in special education funding.$14.6 million for early intervention.$81.4 million for PASSHE and state-related schools.$16.4 million for Community Colleges
Ireland plans to introduce an auto-enrolment system to boost pension saving as part of a major set of reforms laid out by the government this week.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, head of the Irish government, announced on Wednesday a five-year “roadmap for pensions reform” encompassing the state pension as well as both private sector and public sector provision.Varadkar said the government wanted to “create a fairer and simpler contributory pension system where a person’s pension outcome reflects their social insurance contributions, and in parallel, create a new and necessary culture of personal retirement saving in Ireland”.The announcement follows months of often-heated debate about various aspects of pension policy. Lawmakers have lobbied for scrapping the mandatory retirement age and measures to stop employers abandoning underfunded defined benefit (DB) schemes. Regina DohertyRegina Doherty, minister for employment affairs and social protection, said auto-enrolment and the state pension changes were “the two most fundamental reform measures” in Wednesday’s announcement.The changes to the state pension will be effective from 2020. Individuals will be automatically enrolled into workplace pension funds from 2022, Doherty said. The government will consult on both elements in the second quarter of this year.Scheme governance and regulationFollowing several high-profile problems with underfunded DB schemes, the government has been under pressure to improve protections for members.More than a quarter (26%) of Irish DB schemes did not meet the required funding standard, the government’s report said.“The government will strive to ensure that the DB regulatory regime appropriately balances fairness between all generations of scheme members with the need to help sponsoring employers, employees and scheme trustees maintain the sustainability of their pension schemes,” the report said.“The objective of any measures must be to support the sustainability of existing DB schemes and, where possible, limit DB scheme closures and safeguard the delivery of the benefits promised to all members.”The government said it planned to push ahead with a Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration bill introduced to parliament last year. The bill includes stronger rules about reporting scheme funding levels and agreeing funding proposals.The bill has been on hold since October but the government now plans to advance it from next month.Other measures would also be considered, the government said, including more powers for the sector regulator, the Pensions Authority, and more reporting requirements for employers.Consultations are planned for Q4 2018.Public sector workers will be asked to contribute an extra €550m a year – an 80% increase in contributions when implemented in full from 2020.The mandatory retirement age for the public sector is to increase from 65 to 70 for those hired before 1 April 2004, bringing these people into line with more recent recruits.Industry reactionJerry Moriarty, chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, said the sector had been “crying out” for simplification.“There are currently too many rules which confuse and frustrate those attempting to save for retirement,” he said. “We are hopeful that these reforms will deal with much of this unnecessary complexity.”Roma Burke, partner at consultancy LCP, said the roadmap was “a significant and wide-ranging communication on all aspects of the retirement system” affecting trustees, scheme members and those not yet saving for retirement.“There are numerous consultations to be held and the timelines are very ambitious,” she added. “It remains to be seen whether these timelines will be met and/or whether the ambitions will be curtailed.”The government’s ‘Roadmap to Pensions Reform 2018-23’ is available here. The six “strands” of the reforms cover:a “total contributions approach” to the state pension, including maintaining its value at 34-35% of average earnings;automatic enrolment to address Ireland’s “significant” pension savings gap;improvements to the sustainability of DB schemes and protections for members;changes to public sector pension rules;the implementation of the IORP II directive; andnew flexibilities to allow people to work past their default retirement age. Leo VaradkarVaradkar – who was minister for social protection before becoming prime minister – said Ireland was “facing a number of challenges” from changing demographics and the knock-on effects on government finances and retirement security.In the next 40 years the ratio of working age people to pensioners was expected to fall from 4.5 to one to 2.3 to one, he said.State pension and auto-enrolment
By Greg GrabianowskiBRITT, Iowa (April (9) – Jesse Hoeft of Forest City started on the outside of row one and never looked back in winning Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at Hancock County Speedway.J.J. Wise took second followed by 11th starting Dustin Smith, Austin Wolf and Ben Kraus.Luke Sathoff held off the challenge by David Smith to take the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. Calvin Lange ended up in third place with Jim Larson fourth and Devin Smith fifth.Ninth starting Nick Meyer was first across the finish line in the 24-car Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Matt Looft finished second with hard-charging Jared Boumeester third. Nate Chodur was fourth and Jerid Ratzke rounded out the top five cars.Boumeester had a rocket ship in the feature, going from his 23rd starting spot to a top three finish.Drew Barglof topped the 21-car field in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Cody Nielsen was the runner-up followed by Weston Koop, Austin Hauswirth and Bryce Sommerfeld.Lucas Parsons took the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature win.
Davy Russell has described his “shock” after losing his retainer with Gigginstown House Stud. “I am very disappointed. I am not disappointed with Michael O’Leary, if that’s the way he feels, then that’s the way he feels. But I am disappointed for myself. “I’m a big boy, I know what I am going to have to do now and that is to work very hard. I still have a lot of belief in my own ability and am confident plenty of people will continue to use me.” Russell, who has his final ride as retained jockey at Tramore today, enjoyed a string of big-races successes for Gigginstown during a seven-year association. The rider felt Sir Des Champs, First Lieutenant and Weapon’s Amnesty provided his most memorable moments though. “I rode a lot of winners for them, but those three probably gave me my best days,” Russell said. “I had two great days with Sir Des Champs, the Hennessy at Leopardstown and the Jewson at Cheltenham. “Another great day was winning the Neptune at Cheltenham on First Lieutenant, but the best was on Charles Byrnes’ Weapon’s Amnesty. “I won on him twice at the Cheltenham Festival, the Albert Bartlett Hurdle and the SunAlliance Novice Chase. “He was an absolute flying machine and it was a real shame didn’t stay sound.” Russell rode a winner in the Gigginstown colours at Punchestown on Tuesday but was later informed by Michael O’Leary that he would no longer be first choice jockey for the champion owner. Russell told www.irishexaminer.com: “After the race, Michael asked me to come and have a cup of tea and then told me of his decision. I was shocked and had no idea it was going to happen. Press Association