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News story: New research into funding for adult social care published

first_imgThe Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care in 2012. It was produced by the University of Kent, the London School of Economics, and LG Futures.The research was commissioned to: deferred payment agreements early assessments for the cap on care costs extension to the means test cap on care costs The research proposes a new formula to be used within the local government finance settlement.It will be considered as part of the government’s review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources, which is led by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.The research includes separate formulae for dividing budgets for 4 specific aspects of the Care Act. These are: look at changes in the mix of services local authorities provide to their residents with care needs reflect improvements in data collection and statistical methods These formulae were commissioned in 2012 and may need to be revised to reflect the outcome of the forthcoming green paper on adult social care.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Takes Action on Variety of Budget Bills

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 02, 2015 Governor Wolf Takes Action on Variety of Budget Billscenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today took action on a variety of bills related to the budget he vetoed on Tuesday including House Bill 466. The Governor signed a variety of additional appropriation legislation into law, including funds that support public safety, small businesses and consumer affairs.The Governor vetoed House Bill 466, House Bill 762, and Senate Bill 655. In veto messages to the General Assembly, Governor Wolf spoke to why he vetoed these bills, which failed to adequately and responsibly address the pressing issues facing Pennsylvanians.Regarding House Bill 466: “This legislation falls short of a responsible means to reform our state liquor system and to maximize revenues to benefit our citizen,” Governor Wolf said. “It makes bad business sense for the Commonwealth and consumers to sell off an asset, especially before maximizing its value. During consideration of this legislation, it became abundantly clear that this plan would result in higher prices for consumers. In the most recent case of another state that pursued the outright privatization of liquor sales, consumers saw higher prices and less selection.”“Modernization of our state liquor system would provide additional revenues to the Commonwealth and save important, family-sustaining jobs. We can support and bolster consumer convenience without selling an asset and risking higher prices and less selection for consumers. I am open to options for expanding the availability of wine and beer in more locations, including supermarkets.  I have also put other compromises on the table, including variable pricing, direct shipment of wine and expanding state store hours.”On House Bill 762, the School Code: “This bill contains many laudable items which I support,” including the Basic Education Funding Commission formula, Governor Wolf said. “Unfortunately, this bill fails to restore the harmful education cuts imposed on each school district over the last four years, nor does it provide adequate funding to ensure Pennsylvanians have schools that teach our children. This bill only distributes an additional $8 million into K-12 education, which is not adequate classroom support for the children of this Commonwealth. Simply stated, it fails to meet our constitutionally required obligation of providing a thorough and efficient system of education.”Senate Bill 655, the Fiscal Code, “fails to adequately pay our bills,” Governor Wolf said. “It relies on over $1.5 billion in one-time revenues, payment delays into the next fiscal year, and fund transfers. It is not a balanced budget and it will lead to a $3 billion deficit and credit downgrades for the Commonwealth.”“This bill creates an additional $10 million tax credit designed to benefit private foundations, while the General Appropriations bill only provides an additional $8 million in basic and special education funding for our public schools, which is clearly not adequate funding to ensure Pennsylvanians have schools that teach our students.”The Governor signed the following PA budget bills:Senate Bill 812 makes appropriations from the Professional Licensure Augmentation Account and from restricted revenue accounts to be used by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs during 2015-16 in support of the professional licensing boards.Senate Bill 813 makes an appropriation from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry for the expenses of administering the Workers Compensation Act and the Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act for 2015-16Senate Bill 814 makes an appropriation from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund to the Office of Small Business Advocate in the Department of Community and Economic Development for 2015-16.Senate Bill 815 makes an appropriation from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund to the Office of Consumer Advocate in the Office of the Attorney General for 2015-16.Senate Bill 816 makes an appropriation from the Public School Employees’ Retirement Fund for the expenses of the Public School Employees’ Retirement Board for 2015-16.Senate Bill 817 makes an appropriation from the State Employees’ Retirement Fund to the State Employees’ Retirement Board for 2015-16.Senate Bill 818 makes appropriations from the Philadelphia Taxicab and Limousine Regulatory Fund and the Philadelphia Taxicab Medallion Fund to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for fiscal year 2015-16.Senate Bill 819 makes appropriations from a restricted revenue account within the General Fund and federal augmentation funds to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for 2015-16.Senate Bill 820 makes appropriations from restricted revenue accounts within the State Gaming Fund and from the State Gaming Fund to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Department of Revenue, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Attorney General for 2015-16.# # #last_img read more

BiH Kick Box Team won 14 medals at the European Championship

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) national Kickbox Team won 14 medals at the European Championship for Children, Cadets and Juniors in Hungarian Gyor.The gold medal was won by Adna Behrem, while the silver medals were taken by Zaim Kulanic, Adna Hodzic, Amar Jusupovic and Lamija Hamulic.Bronze medals were taken by Huso Turic, Tamara Radovanovic, Aleksandar Milosevic, Sergej Pudar, Ivan Markovic, Ema Hamulic and Dino Ruznic.On the last competition day, Almin Hodzic, a member of KBV “Flek Tom-Cat” from Tuzla, will fight for a gold medal or a silver medal in the low kick discipline.The leader of the BiH team was Salko Zildzic, and BiH junior national team coach was Veselin Djuricic.The coaches of the BiH national team are Senad Osmanovic, Redzep Halilovic, Zijad Halilovic, Husein Alibalic, Slobodan Radovanovic, Senad Catic, Amel Litric, Husein Becirevic, Samir Hamulic, Mustafa Zulic and Beco Durdzic.The event was attended by 1,991 competitors from 39 WAKO member countries, divided into 255 age / weight categories, Federal News Agency reports.last_img read more

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