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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Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Severe Storms in Southwest Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 27, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Severe Storms in Southwest Pennsylvaniacenter_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Fayette County after significant wind, flood and in some cases, mudslide damage to homes and businesses from severe storms and a tornado in February.“These storms damaged property and disrupted lives,” said Governor Wolf. “Low-interest loans will go a long way in helping those affected by the storms.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the Feb. 15-17 storms in Fayette County, as well as neighboring counties Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. The DLOC will be open at the following location and times:Fayette CountyUniontown City Fire Department84 N. Breeson Blvd.Uniontown, PA  15401Opening: Thursday, March 29, 11 a.m.Days/Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed SundayClosing: Thursday, April 5, 3:30 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing [email protected] applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is May 29, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is Dec. 27, 2018.last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf: Federal Funding Available for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for Uninsured Patients

first_img May 18, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf: Federal Funding Available for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for Uninsured Patientscenter_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced today that through the federal stimulus bills providers of COVID-19 testing and treatment services will be able to be reimbursed for providing those services to uninsured patients.“All Pennsylvanians should have access to necessary testing for COVID-19 and this federal funding will help eliminate any financial burden on those both providing and receiving tests,” Gov. Wolf said.The Department of Human Services (DHS) also reminded Pennsylvanians of the continued availability of health coverage through the state’s Medicaid program, known as Medical Assistance (MA), or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).“We are also pleased to work with the federal government to ensure that people who are uninsured can receive COVID-19 testing and treatment without worrying about how to pay for it. No Pennsylvanian should forego medically-necessary testing for fear of what it might cost, and providers will be able to collect payment for testing and services directly from the federal government,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “Affordable health care and access to it is a necessity at all times, but it is especially vital during a health crisis. DHS is always working to make sure that people who need coverage to protect themselves and their children have it. I encourage anyone who may need coverage to apply for Medicaid or CHIP.”As part of the Family First Coronavirus Relief Act and CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide reimbursement to health care providers generally at Medicare rates for testing uninsured individuals for COVID-19 and treating uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis. Payments for uninsured individuals will be administered through the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).HRSA is accepting claims as of May 6 and will accept claims for services dating back to February 4, 2020. Providers should access the HRSA website at https://coviduninsuredclaim.linkhealth.com/ to learn what services are covered, determine who is eligible, submit claims, and find more information.COVID-19 testing is mandatory coverage for individual and marketplace insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. Pennsylvanians can apply online for both Medicaid and CHIP at www.compass.state.pa.us. Medicaid and CHIP enroll individuals throughout the year and do not have a limited or special enrollment time, so people needing health coverage can apply for these programs at any time. There are income limits for Medicaid, but no income limits for children to qualify for coverage through CHIP.“The Affordable Care Act has ensured that we have health insurance options available, even if people lose the coverage they currently have,” Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said. “Individuals and families can sign-up for health coverage through the marketplace at healthcare.gov, outside of the annual open enrollment period, if they experience a life change that qualifies them from a Special Enrollment Period. These circumstances include the loss of health insurance provided by an employer, which many individuals may experience during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are several resources available for displaced employees during this difficult time, so I encourage those affected to reach out for guidance and assistance.”The Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) offers free, personal, no pressure, no obligation, non-biased enrollment assistance. PACHC and its network of Community Health Centers are available to assist you in navigating and enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medical Assistance (MA), Medicare and CHIP. Certified Exchange Assisters are available throughout Pennsylvania to help residents enroll in these programs.Pennsylvanians can find exchange assisters in their area here. Individuals can also search by using the find a health center page. Individuals with additional questions or in need of further assistance can contact the PACHC’s Navigator Hub at 1-866-944-CARE (2273).Visit pa.gov for a “Responding to COVID-19” guide or the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.Guidance to DHS providers related to COVID-19 is available here.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

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Brisbane jeweller Jenny McLaurie’s Alderley home ready for auction

first_img28 Braeside Terrace, Alderley.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoMs McLaurie, from Jed & Jewel, specialises in custom designed one-off pieces for clients.She said it was time to move on from her home as she planned to downsize to another property nearby.Canda Reynolds, from McGrath Estate Agents Paddington, said the home was architecturally designed by Brisbane’s Richard Lonn.Ms McLaurie said she would miss the 180 degree panoramic views from upstairs.“This home has been great for entertaining, we’ve had some nice parties here. Sometimes we’ve had up to 10 people drinking champagne in the spa,” she said. 28 Braeside Terrace, Alderley.She said the home would best suit a family with teenagers.“There’s a media room downstairs with four bedrooms and upstairs there’s the parent’s retreat,” Ms McLaurie said. The property is going to auction on February 4 at 10am. 28 Braeside Terrace, Alderley.Brisbane jeweller Jenny McLaurie’s multi-level Alderley home is ready to sell under the hammer next month.The property, at 28 Braeside Tce, is on a 794sq m block and features a swim spa, air-conditioned wine cellar and plenty of parking.last_img read more

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Gold Coast Deputy Mayor Donna Gates’ Pimpama property listed with “development potential”

first_imgDeputy Gold Coast Mayor Donna Gates. Photo: Jerad Williams Deputy Mayor Donna Gates has her Pimpama investment property on the market.GOLD Coast Deputy Mayor Donna Gates is selling her Pimpama investment property through her real estate agent son.Marketed as “development potential” there is scope for the buyer to build a five-storey unit block with the 818sq m property zoned special residential.Cr Gates said while the property was “a little way off” its development potential, Pimpama had experienced some of the strongest growth on the Coast in recent years.“Pimpama was always intended to be council’s biggest district centre,” she said.“The property is ideally located just off the M1 and will be close to the new district centre which starts construction next year. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago40 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama.Cr Gates said choosing her son Matt Gates, who works for Ray White Prestige Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise, to market the property was a no-brainer.The four-bedroom Queenslander house offers dual accommodation options with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and living spaces upstairs and a separate self-contained apartment downstairs.“We lived there for four years and loved it,” Cr Gates said.“At the time it was overlooking cows and the grazing land. It’s actually a lovely old family home. If the property sells it will enable me to purchase a single-storey house on the northern Gold Coast.” The property is going to auction on April 13.center_img 40 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama.last_img read more

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Buyers getting in before properties hit auction

first_imgThe home at 12 Beeston St, Teneriffe.A FEAR of missing out is driving home hunters in Brisbane’s two most expensive suburbs to snap up properties weeks before they go under the hammer.Buyers suffering from so-called FOMO are making offers on homes within days of them listing to avoid competing for limited stock in the sought-after suburbs of New Farm and Teneriffe, according to local prestige agents. A good example is the sale of a three-bedroom cottage on Teneriffe Hill, sold prior to auction for $2.4 million.The contemporary house on a 304 sqm block at 12 Beeston St was due to go to auction, but received three competing offers within the first week of listing.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Matt Lancashire, of Ray White, negotiated the sale to a local owner-occupier who had been looking for a suitable place in the area for some time and didn’t want to miss out on this one.“Stock’s so tight at the moment there’s not a lot of choice, particularly in that part of Teneriffe,” Mr Lancashire said.“That $2 to $3 million range is so buoyant that there are no issues with a shortage of buyers.”The architecturally designed cottage is perched on an elevated position with amazing city views from the second living zone.A four-bedroom property at 153 James St, New Farm, fetched $2.71 million after receiving multiple offers. Ray White’s Scott Darwon negotiated the sale.Teneriffe has Brisbane’s most expensive median house price of $2.1 million, while New Farm’s is $1.57 million, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

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New Carrara riverfront apartments hitting the market

first_imgQY Developments, is set to launch stage one of Riverfront Residences.A COLLECTION of luxury riverfront apartments is set to hit the market in Carrara.Brisbane-based developer, QY Development is behind Riverfront Residences, which will incorporate 106 apartments in two six-level buildings. The development at 574–586 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, includes an infinity pool and timber boardwalk on the river’s edge, terrace and outdoor gym, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area, residents’ jetty and kayak, paddleboard and jet ski storage. One, two, and three bedroom apartments will start from $375,000.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoQY Developments director Michael Guo said it was exciting to create a development with on and off-site recreational facilities for the Gold Coast market. “We wanted to create a space where residents can enjoy luxurious apartment living along with recreational opportunities all within walking distance of their home, to promote the active, healthy community lifestyle that Queensland and the Gold Coast are renowned for,” he said. “We have assembled a team of leading development industry specialists to create Riverfront Residences and make the most of the riverfront position. “Award-winning Brisbane architects Kris Kowalski Architects and internationally recognised project managers Gleeds are key consultants on the project.” All apartments feature modern open-plan and spacious interiors, and flexible configurations designed to meet the needs of a variety of lifestyles, and are particularly focused around owner-occupier living. Riverfront Residences marketing manager and Total Property Group managing director, Adrian Parsons, said the new development offered a unique riverfront opportunity for local buyers who aspired to live on the river.last_img read more

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The home where you get paid for doing nothing

first_img77-81 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road.An acreage property south of Brisbane has hit the market with a very unique advantage, an annual $50,000 pay cheque.And the best part is the owner does not have to do a thing to get the money.The 2.05ha property at 77-81 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road in Loganholme goes to auction next month, complete with a four-bedroom home, pool, shed and a mobile phone tower.The tall tower might not appeal to everyone, but for the owners it has meant a steady stream of income from the telcos over the last 20 years – and their phone reception is always at crystal clear.The tower is located behind a workshed.In November the owner of the property will get a cheque for just over $50,000 from the three telecommunication companies that use the tower.The payment started out at $15,500 when the tower was constructed, but has steadily increased in the subsequent years.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: How to flaunt your Unique Selling Point01:02AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST BACKYARD WATERSLIDE1918 COTTAGE RESTORED TO FORMER GLORY GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThe four-bedroom home has air-conditioning and solar panels.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoElders Shailer Park agent Simon Buchan said the tower, and the sizable revenue it generated, made it difficult to determine just how much the property was worth.“I even had a valuer out there and he said he didn’t even know where to start,” Mr Buchan said.The acreage property could be perfect for truckies or people with horses.Without the tower, he estimated the property would be worth under a million, but the addition of the tower it was very unique.For the current owners, a retired couple, the payments from the tower has easily surpassed the $140,000 they paid they originally paid for the property.There is no problem with phone reception at this property.“I would like to get that 50 grand in my bank account each year,” he said.Several groups had been through the property, and although the tower did not appeal to everyone, most people liked the idea of collecting a big cheque each 12 months.“And your mates will never get lost trying to find your place, you’ll just say follow the mobile tower,” he said.It also comes with a pool and a large shed with three phase power.The property will go under the hammer on Saturday, February 10 at 3pm.FOLLOW BARCLAY WHITE ON TWITTERlast_img read more

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“We thought we’d do it for a bit of fun”

first_img232 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach is set to go to auction later this month.ON one of the Gold Coast’s most renowned streets that doubles as Palm Beach’s millionaire’s row, sits a brand new modern beach house.And the block it sits on is on the market for the first time in 25 years. The two-level coastal property features a stone benchtop in the kitchen. The famed vista from Jefferson Lane.“My wife bought the land in her early twenties,” said vendor David Schwarz. “There was no set plan with what to do with it, we always intended to sell. There was a little beach house there before.”“Then I retired and we thought we’d do it for a bit of fun.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe couple worked with a company with Mrs Schwarz “changing the design a bunch of times”, before settling on an immaculate, two-level beach house with features including a stone benchtop in the kitchen, optional fourth bedroom or media room, high ceilings, white interiors and quality finishes. The interior is contemporary and coastal.The property boasts filtered ocean views and is just steps from the beach, while the main living areas on the upper level open to an undercover alfresco setting that welcomes the coastal breezes and sound of nearby surf. Dual street frontage at the provides enough space to accommodate five cars, or store the boat or caravan. There is also enough space for a pool to go in.The Schwarzs, who live on the central coast of New South Wales, spent three months living at the property after it was built.center_img Ocean glimpses are on offer. The luxurious property could be used as a holiday rental.“It was lovely, it’s a very nice house,” Mr Schwarz said.The listing details the potential return on the property, estimating it could attract up to $1100 per week as a permanent rental investment, up to $3500 per week during school holidays and more than $6000 per week during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.last_img read more

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