Governor Wolf Thanks Legislators for Unveiling His PA GI Bill

first_img Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked legislators for unveiling his PA GI bill to support Pennsylvania National Guard members’ families in their post-secondary education pursuits.“Thank you to Reps. Steven Barrar and Chris Sainato, and Sens. Mike Regan and Lindsey Williams, chairs of the respective House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees, and member of those committees for their commitment to supporting legislation to help Pennsylvania National Guard members’ families pursue higher education without the burden of debt,” Gov. Wolf said.“This is one more way to honor those who serve our commonwealth and our country. In this case, by honoring our military families, the unsung heroes who hold down the fort, take on many extra roles and offer endless support for their service member whether at home or deployed.”The PA GI Bill is another name for the PA National Guard Military Family Education Program, a program to provide a benefit that National Guard service members can earn to transfer to their spouse or children if the service member reenlists for service.The PA GI Bill benefit will provide assistance for up to 10 semesters or five years’ equivalent of the in-state rate of PA State System of Higher Education schools.This bill will enable the National Guard service members to transfer education benefits or defer the benefit by designating eligible beneficiaries up to the time that they complete their Guard service. And spouses will be eligible to use the educational benefit immediately or up to six years after the service member separates from the Guard.The current education assistance program supports 2,212 National Guard members in over 161 educational institutions in the commonwealth, with over 42 percent attending PASSHE schools.“I commend the committees for moving forward with this important piece of legislation to help our military families,” Gov. Wolf said. “The military often states that ‘we recruit soldiers and airmen but retain families.’ The PA GI bill demonstrates that the commonwealth is committed to both.” Governor Wolf Thanks Legislators for Unveiling His PA GI Bill SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img April 30, 2019last_img read more

Former MLB players Octavio Dotel, Luis Castillo allegedly linked to Dominican drug ring

first_imgFormer MLB players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo are allegedly involved in a Dominican drug ring.According to attorney general Jean Rodriguez, Dotel and Castillo have been linked to a money-laundering scheme with connections to drug trafficking. Dotel was arrested in a drug sting described as the “largest operation against organized crime” in the history of the country.While details are still unclear, according to CDN news, much of the business was being conducted in night clubs, but the spectrum of the case extends far beyond that. Related News Dotel, 45, spent 15 years in MLB and held the record for most organizations pitched for at 13 before Edwin Jackson broke the mark this year. He was 59-50 in his career with a 3.78 ERA. He also had 109 saves and was part of a combined no-hitter thrown by the Astros in 2003 against the Yankees.Castillo, 43, played for three teams in his 15-year-career batting .290 with 28 home runs and 370 stolen bases.He won the 2003 World Series with the Marlins and infamously hit the foul ball in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series that year, which a Cubs fan interfered with, leading to a sequence of events that ended in Chicago losing the game. Carlos Correa injury update: Astros star (back) pulled from game vs. Tigers, sent home to rest According to MLB writer Antonio Puesan, there were 20 luxury apartments, 15 night clubs, 10 restaurants, and even more seized in the aftermath of the sting.Dominican authorities said former MLB players Octavio Dotel and IF Luis Castillo as members of a powerful drug gang that was dismantled on Tuesday. Among 20 luxury apartments, 15 night clubs, 10 restaurants, and more where seized.— Antonio Puesán (@antoniopuesan) August 20, 2019Dotel had four luxury cars confiscated.He was among 18 people arrested in the sting, Rodriguez said in a press conference.The case, though, is far from closed as Rodriguez also said authorities are still seeking the alleged leader of the ring, César Emilio Peralta, also known as “César the Abuser.”last_img read more