PREMIUMOmnibus bill has authoritarian bent: Lawmakers, experts

first_imgLog in with your social account Facebook Linkedin President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is planning to expand his power through the omnibus bill on job creation, as the bill would grant him the authority to create and revoke laws simply by issuing government regulations to resolve businesspeople’s complaints.Article 170 of the draft law, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, stipulates that the government can consult with House of Representatives leaders in devising such regulations. The omnibus bill, submitted to the House for deliberation last week, would also give the president the authority to revoke provincial and regency/city-level bylaws as well as gubernatorial and regency/mayoral regulations that contradict government regulations by issuing presidential regulations.Lawmakers at the House and experts say such provisions, if approved, would weaken the House’s legislative function, as … Topics : executive investment-climate power authoritarian House authoritarian-leadership Jokowi bylaws omnibus investment Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Googlelast_img read more

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On “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_imgOn “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 08, 2017center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Scranton, PA – Governor Wolf today toured Signallamp Health, LLC in Scranton and hosted a roundtable discussion with Signallamp employees and local leaders focused on budget initiatives that will support a new way for Pennsylvania’s economy and job creation. Signallamp is a healthcare technology startup that provides chronic care management services, and recently established a facility in downtown Scranton that will 69 new jobs over three years with the help of state funding through the Governor’s Action Team.“When Signallamp and the Governor’s Action Team first started discussing this project, one of the key factors that attracted us to this company was their dedication to expanding and creating jobs right here in downtown Scranton,” Governor Wolf said. “That dedication was extremely important to us, because one of my highest priorities is making sure that we are investing in companies, and areas, that are bringing jobs back to the areas that need them.”In March 2016, Signallamp Health received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $75,000 Pennsylvania First program grant and $54,650 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NEPA, the Lackawanna County Office of Planning and Economic Development and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.The way we finance healthcare is increasing the burden on physicians to simultaneously control costs and produce better outcomes. To help meet this obvious challenge, Signallamp partners with providers to bring additional clinical capacity, preventative care and IT to allow physicians to address the needs of a larger number of their patients outside of the office setting,” said Signallamp Health co-founder and CEO Drew Kearney. “Signallamp is grateful for the economic development programs available in Pennsylvania. Partnerships with the Governor’s Action Team and Lackawanna County and investments from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, has allowed us to more aggressively hire and train our workforce — creating family sustaining jobs here in Northeast PA.”Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.Signallamp Health is serving physicians across northeast Pennsylvania, including The Wright Center for Primary Care — a thought leader in primary care delivery and innovation — by providing telephonic Chronic Care Management (CCM) services via experienced Registered Nurses to Medicare beneficiaries on behalf of their primary care physicians.For more information on Signallamp Health, visit www.signallamphealth.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com.last_img read more

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Still waiting for Fair Share announcement from the Province

first_imgNegotiations for the new Peace River Fair Share Funding Agreement resumed in early May, after the province modified its earlier position, and broadened its framework to a level which Fort St. John and Taylor felt they could work within.“It’s in the hands of the provincial government now,” said Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead. “I still haven’t heard anything, on what the status is, but I’m sure the government will be making an announcement soon.”The Provincial Government sought to break an existing 15-year deal, signed in 2005, in order to address its falling revenues, following the down turn in the oil and gas industry. The government wanted to negotiate a new 15-year deal, with more affordable terms, and an expiration date of 2030. However, communities in the region, most notably Fort St. John and Taylor objected to the proposed changes as it would mean a $6 million reduction revenue for 2015, and a further potential reduction of $70 million by 2019.- Advertisement -Fair Share was created in 1998, initially to provide funds for infrastructure renewal in the Peace River Regional District, for a period of 10 years. Thanks to the commitment on the part of the provincial government to the needs of communities in BC’s northeast, Fair Share continues to bridge the gap between the economic benefits of having access to the industrial tax base when it’s located outside municipal boundaries but is still putting a strain on local policing, water, sewer, roads and hospitals.last_img read more

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