Hurricanes head coach surprises five football players with scholarships at University of Miami

first_imgMarch 9, 2020 /Sports News – National Hurricanes head coach surprises five football players with scholarships at University of Miami FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(MIAMI) — Five walk-on football players at the University of Miami got a surprise by Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz. As the first full week of Spring football workouts came to a close, Coach Diaz made an unexpected announcement last Friday.Diaz called up Michael Scibelli, Suleman Burrows, Camden Price, Jared “Moose” Griffith and Elias Lugo-Fagundo, and began talking about behavior and what the five players all have in common. “They come here everyday and they put the work in, wondering if one day they’ll have a chance to go on scholarship. And guess what? Today’s that day,” Diaz said, as the entire team erupted in applause and swarmed their teammates with hugs and high-fives.Later in the video, Lugo-Fagundo, a red-shirt junior from Puerto Rico, and Diaz were seen making a Facetime call to the player’s family and the coach shared the exciting news.“Hey listen, your son just got put on scholarship! He did it!” Diaz said with a huge smile.“What a surreal experience. I can’t put into words how big of a blessing this has been for me and my family,” Lugo-Fagundo replied on Twitter. “Thank you [to] all of the coaching staff, and all of our bothers for believing in us. God is good.” The video racked up over 200,000 views, with thousands more off a retweet from ESPN’s SportsCenter. “No better feeling. Thank you,” Griffith replied on Twitter. The team’s first spring football game is in April and the regular season kicks off in September against Temple University.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Rockwell Collins to Provide Its SNR Solution for U.S. Navy Fleet

first_img May 31, 2012 View post tag: SNR View post tag: Naval View post tag: U.S. View post tag: solution Back to overview,Home naval-today Rockwell Collins to Provide Its SNR Solution for U.S. Navy Fleet Share this article View post tag: its View post tag: Provide View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Rockwell Collins to Provide Its SNR Solution for U.S. Navy Fleet View post tag: Rockwell View post tag: COLLINS Rockwell Collins has been selected by Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) to provide its Sub-Net Relay (SNR) solution for the U.S. Navy fleet as part of the PEOC4I Battle Force Tactical Networking program. Rockwell Collins is the sole provider of SNR, a technology that makes it possible to establish mobile ad hoc, Internet-Protocol (IP) networks used for tactical data exchanges, enhanced situational awareness and collaborative planning utilizing existing communications systems onboard naval vessels today.“This award to equip U.S. Navy ships with SNR further solidifies SNR’s position as the IP networking system of choice for interoperability among joint and coalition naval forces by providing a common standard for collaborative planning and sharing of tactical information,” said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. “We are looking forward to working closely with SAIC and the Navy to extend this critical capability to U.S. Sailors and Marines.”SNR is a fully masterless architecture with dynamic relay capabilities that features built-in text chat, comprehensive signal display and a remote control graphic user interface. SNR was developed for the Canadian Navy in 2009 and is rapidly becoming a NATO standard for network interoperability among coalition partners.Work on the program will be performed at the Rockwell Collins facility in Ottawa, Ontario, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 31, 2012; Image: Rockwell Collins Industry news View post tag: fleetlast_img read more

Celebrate Responsibly this Super Bowl

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department, in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), would like to remind all Indiana motorists to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl responsibly by driving sober and safe.“This Super Bowl family and friends will come together and root for their favorite team. Super Bowl fans love to celebrate, but this comes with a responsibility to do so safely,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding. “We want to remind motorists this Super Bowl weekend that drinking and driving don’t mix. Please celebrate responsibility and help keep our roadways safe.”During the 2015 Super Bowl there were nearly 740 traffic collisions in Indiana. Of those, 45 were alcohol-related, with 60 percent involving a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater. In Vanderburgh County, seven (7) intoxicated motorists went to jail over the 2015 Super Bowl weekend.The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership, the Governor’s Council, and ICJI would like to remind motorists that accidents and deaths resulting from impaired driving can be prevented by taking the following precautions:Before the celebration begins, plan a safe way homeIf you do drink, use a taxi, public transportation, ridesharing service or designate a sober friend or family member, and give them your keysIf you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911If you know someone who is about to drive or ride impaired, take their keys and help make arrangements to get them home safely“Accidents involving impaired drivers is something we can all prevent,” said Council Chairman, Todd Meyer. “Together, we can work to keep each and every motorist safe during Super Bowl weekend.”For more information on Indiana’s efforts on impaired driving prevention and enforcement, please visit: http://www.in.gov/cji/2354.htm.last_img read more

Technical advice

first_imgRichard Stevenson, technical manager at the NAMB, answers members’ queries on food and trading law and other business issuesQ: I am in the process of changing the design of my counter labelling. Can I continue to use a price list on the wall, which my customers are used to, or should I now consider putting the price on the ticket?A: For goods sold loose – not pre-packed – you have the choice to use either method. Price lists are still OK, provided that they are legible, are unambiguous and are easily identifiable to the customer.For pre-packed items that you produce and sell direct from your own premises, the selling price and net weight must be indicated on a label on the packaging, but the unit price can still be that shown on the price list.last_img read more

Centennial Garden

first_imgOne hundred years ago, philanthropist Barbour Lathrop bought a bamboo grove and 46-acre farm and leased the property to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $1. For the next 60 years, the property became an agricultural research station where, in the 1940s, industrialists Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone cooperated on research on goldenrod as a potential source for latex. Today, the land is the site of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (CGBG) at the Historic Bamboo Farm.The garden’s focus has shifted from research on plants for manufacturing and commercial agriculture to ornamental plants for use in home gardening and landscaping.“A large portion of the plant collection added in that time period is still growing at the garden,” said Tim Davis, Chatham County Cooperative Extension coordinator and director of the gardens. “We grow and maintain more than 100 species here; a tremendous amount of those plants came from Asia because we have similar (climate) zones.”In April, CGBG commemorated its centennial with a public celebration that remembered the past and anticipated the garden’s future.Over the past five years, the gardens have been improved and expanded with the addition of the Andrews Visitors Center, which was funded by a generous donation from Jim Andrews and Barbara Andrews. More recently, the Alan and Sandi Beals Bamboo Maze was added to the gardens.“The property is shifting from a research farm to a botanical garden. We are also home to one of the largest collections of camellias in the Western Hemisphere — more than 800 varieties,” Davis said. The camellia collection was made possible by Chatham County Commissioner and Judge Arthur Solomon, an enthusiast and garden patron who traveled to France and brought camellias back to Savannah, some of which he donated to CGBG.Davis’ vision is to return to the garden’s research-based roots, in keeping with UGA’s land-grant mission, while the facility remains open to the public. A host of new gardens have been added, including a pollinator garden and a home fruit demonstration area. With the help of the gardens’ strong volunteer organization, a Roots and Shoots gardening program for school-aged children will be introduced this fall.“UGA Extension’s goal is to deliver research-based information to the public and we are working to use these gardens as a tool to do that,” Davis said. “This is what we ought to be doing. We study and understand a plant, then we work with the industry to make it economically beneficial and easy for consumers to grow at home.”To learn more about the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, go to coastalbg.uga.edu.last_img read more

GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and overhaul health care in America faces its biggest test yet, as GOP lawmakers weigh how repealing Obamacare will affect their constituents.Several news outlets reported Thursday afternoon that House Republican leaders decided to delay the vote in the face of opposition from many in their own party, possibly for a day. House Republicans are still on a mission to recruit undecided lawmakers who’ve held out for a variety of reasons. A group of about two dozen hard-line Republicans wants to further gut mandates imposed by the ACA, while more moderate lawmakers have expressed concern about how a change to Medicaid funding would impact their states.The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, newborn care, substance abuse, prescription drugs and wellness services.Conservative House members of the so-called Freedom Caucus argue that eliminating those requirements would bring down the cost of insurance premiums because insurers would no longer have to cover certain services. But people under the new plan would potentially have to pay for those benefits themselves if insurers offer leaner plans.If House leadership agrees to dismantle essential benefits in the bill, it could mean that insurers would no longer have to provide breastfeeding support and counseling to new mothers or pay for preventive tests and screenings for blood pressure, high cholesterol, lung cancer, depression and other conditions.Lawmakers were negotiating throughout the day ahead of a scheduled vote Thursday night on the bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, though by mid-Thursday had reportedly postponed bringing it to the floor of the House. Republicans require 216 “yes” votes to move it out of the House and to the U.S. Senate, where some Republicans view the measure even more skeptically than their House peers. A vote on Thursday would come on the seven-year anniversary of Obamacare, which Republicans have been arguing is unsustainable and is driving up costs.The bill, which is the brainchild of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), has the backing of the White House. President Trump has joined the fray on Capitol Hill in an attempt to appease some Republican lawmakers who remain on the fence. The president delivered an ultimatum to those so far opposed to the bill, warning that a “no” vote would come back to haunt lawmakers at the ballot box. But it’s unclear if Trump can use the bully pulpit to strike fear in the hearts of undecided House members, considering his historically low approval rating for a new president, and Obamacare’s increased popularity among Americans.A Quinnipiac poll released this week found that Trump’s base is shrinking in support and that his job approval rating stands at a dismal 37 percent.As for the GOP health care bill, Quinnipiac found that 56 percent of Americans disapprove of it, 26 percent remain undecided and only 17 percent support it. Additionally, a large majority of voters oppose the proposed elimination of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which handles many women’s issues, such as breast cancer screening and reproductive health.“Replacing Obamacare will come with a price for elected representatives who vote to scrap it, say many Americans, who clearly feel their health is in peril under the Republican alternative,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.On the eve of the expected House vote, several dozen demonstrators rallied outside Rep. Peter King’s office in Massapequa Park to pressure the veteran Long Island Republican Congressman to vote “no.”Several people at the rally interviewed by the Press said they interpreted the act as an attack on the poor and other marginalized groups, and a gift to the rich and powerful through enormous tax breaks.Despite the bone-chilling cold Wednesday night, demonstrators waved signs and yelled “No Trumpcare!” and “Don’t take away the ACA!”“This health care bill is a bad deal for most people in the United States,” said Lisa Oldendorp, 70, of Massapequa. “The only people it is good for is the wealthy people who are getting an enormous tax break and the CEOs of the insurance companies, on the backs of the poor and middle class.”“It fails the first test of everyone getting health care,” she added, referring to Trump’s “insurance for everybody” claim he made after the election.Barbara Kaplowitz, an insurance broker, said she’s seen the benefits of the ACA firsthand. She said she knew of a couple who delayed opening their own business because at least one of them needed to get the health insurance through their employer to cover them both. Obamacare changed all that, she said.Standing next to her was Ruth Cohen of Lake Grave, which is not in King’s district, who lamented that the new bill is “about making the rich richer…It has nothing to do with what’s good for people.”Phil Esposito of Bayport said he fears the GOP health care plan is the beginning of an all-out assault on Medicare, the government program by which he receives health insurance.“I think they’re screwing the poor people and giving a tax break to the rich,” he said.King has not yet indicated which way he’d vote on the controversial measure. On Wednesday, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Selden) appeared to be leaning toward supporting the bill after an amendment was added by upstate Congressional Republicans that would eliminate all county funding of Medicaid in New York State, except for New York City.House Democrats are all expected to deliver a resounding “no” vote. When Obamacare passed in 2010, not a single Republican on Capitol Hill supported it.The impending vote has provoked a war of words between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some New York Representatives after he blasted two upstate Republicans for including the provision cutting county Medicaid funding, which is currently capped at 13 percent. Cuomo called the amendment potentially “devastating” to the state and Long Island’s health care industry. Rep. John Faso (R-Albany) told the governor to “man up” and cover the Medicaid costs so the upstate counties no longer would have to chip in. Cuomo’s staff delivered a barrage of emails predicting millions of dollars in losses in those Republican Congressional districts if the bill is passed, including a collective loss of $14.6 million for three hospitals in Rep. King’s district. The amendment would lead to a cut of $2.3 billion from Medicaid in upstate New York and on Long Island, Cuomo said.That prompted Zeldin to admonish Cuomo for fear mongering.“The amendment is a proposal to shift to the state the local share of Medicaid from the counties outside of New York City, including Suffolk County,” Zeldin said in a statement. “It does not propose a $2.3 billion cut. Governor Cuomo is choosing on his own to react to the amendment, by threatening a cut to scare people. Let’s call this for exactly what it is.”But if the bill passes, the governor is saying that there’s no way for Albany to make up for the shortfall unless it raises taxes statewide or imposes drastic cuts in state-provided health care. According to the governor’s office, under the Trumpcare proposal, New York would lose $6.9 billion over the next four years.Meanwhile, Zeldin’s New York Republican colleague, Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island), has come out against his party’s bill. “I do not believe that the legislation as currently written is in the best interest of the 740,000 people I represent in Congress and I believe we can do better,” he said.“The proposed amendment exempts New York City, putting an unfair and disproportionate burden on City residents to fund the entire state’s share of the Medicaid bill,” he added in a lengthy statement. “That’s wrong. I cannot support a deal that gives our district short shrift.”last_img read more

How behavioral economics can help your credit union during budget season

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Melina Palmer Why do people say one thing and do another? What really drives behavior? How does the brain actually work – and how can we best communicate with it? What does that … Web: www.thebrainybusiness.com Details The holidays are upon us. Halloween has come and gone, some of us have snow on the ground, and most credit unions are up to their eyeballs in budget plans.Whether you are looking to reduce overall budget in 2020 or raise it, there is never enough money to do all the things the credit union would like to achieve. Budget season often feels like a game or a dance, but it is helpful when you know the rules. So, with that in mind, here are some scenarios and tips to use behavioral economics to your advantage this budget season.The Concepts – Relativity and Anchoring & AdjustmentThe brain has a hard time valuing one-off items, so comparison points are important when establishing value (relativity). This works hand-in-hand with anchoring and adjustment, in that the first number shared becomes an anchor-point that the future numbers work off of.A real-life example of this would be if you owned a small electronics store and wanted to start selling espresso machines. You find a great one and price it at $149, placing it on the shelf between a toaster and a microwave. Six months go by and while a lot of people look at it, none have been sold. Instead of discounting it or giving them away, the problem is one of relativity – you need a similar item of a worse value to show how great a deal you have with the $149 model. So, if you put one next to it that is twice the size and double the price at $300, the brain has an ability to see the two items in context and opt for the “introductory model” or “compact version” of the machine.With this in mind, let’s talk budget.Scenario 1: Asking People to Reduce RequestsAsking people to cut budget is never fun, but it is often necessary. Let’s say a department had $1 million last year and you need to cut overall expenses by 10%. Sending out the request in this way will encourage people to look for spots to cut a little here and a little there, which can make an overall strategy much less effective.Instead of asking them to “cut by 10%” which makes people look at what they asked for in the past, consider asking them to start from zero and build an ideal plan of what they would do if they had $750,000-$900,000.Two reasons why this is better:It sets a lower anchor of $750,000 and has the topmost number at the spot you are hoping to reduce to.This helps people get out of the “what we did last year” mentality and start fresh. They are now able to evaluate what worked and didn’t, remove any sacred cows that might be lurking, and shine a light on the whole budget. There are likely more unnecessary expenses than meet the eye.Scenario 2: Requesting More Budget If you are on the other end of the spectrum – the head of a department asking for funding for your projects – it can feel like an uphill battle sometimes. In most cases, the way you present the request matters more than the numbers themselves (framing). You can use the same concepts of relativity and anchoring to further your cause.When making a request that is higher than what you have gotten before, you are working against a low anchor (the opposite of the problem in scenario 1). It is your goal to reset that anchor before getting to your request.Let’s use the example of getting budget to attend a specific conference or training that is more than what your department has used in the past.If your budget has always been $1,500 and you found something truly valuable for $2,500, it is best to do a little more research and find something above and beyond that number. Say, if it would take two or three other trainings to make up the value of this item and they together add up to more than the $2,500, or if there is a similar program that is more expensive and would provide a lot of the same value, but keep you out of the office more.You could then say, “The credit union has identified a key goal for me and the department is to increase knowledge in innovative lending solutions to help increase revenue by $100,000 next year. I have done research and found two trainings that will accomplish this goal. The first is $5,000 and will provide X, Y and Z skills. I continued to dig deeper and found another opportunity which will cover X and Y, which are foundational for the task at hand, and it is only $2,500. This seems like the best investment for the credit union, do you agree?”A couple of things to note there:The $100,000 is both a high anchor (even numbers that are completely unrelated can impact the brain) and it shows the relative value to the credit union for the investment in the training. $2,500 compared to the previous training budget is a huge increase, but when it can provide an extra $100,000 in revenue, it is easier to understand the value.The $5,000 conference is a second high anchor and relativity point, which shows you did research and continued to have the best interest of the credit union in mind. This little bit of extra effort shows a lot of understanding and can make all the difference.As you continue through budget season, there will be plenty of opportunities to use these skills, and they apply in other areas of life as well. In any scenario, remember to:Understand the existing anchor and which way you want to move the conversationAlways have at least one comparison point, but no more than threeFrame the message around the value and what is important to the person you are communicating withHappy budgeting!last_img read more

I wish

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andy Janning Andy Janning is a popular keynote speaker at events across the country, a national award-winning expert in talent development, the host of NCUF’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, and a … Web: https://www.andyjanningphoto.com Details Hello, all you cool cats and kittens!Crud. Sorry about that. I’ve been quarantined for the last 102 years (approximately) and have watched way too much “Tiger King” on Netflix (don’t judge…you’ve binged it too).The streaming service has been an oasis of predictability these days. I’ve needed that stability.My life, like yours, has been tossed into a blender. My speaking and shooting schedules are in disarray. Projects have been defunded and collaborations delayed. Our daughters are adjusting to the tectonic shift in their social and academic worlds as high school lurches into homeschool and best friends fade into hand-held abstractions in their phones, a trauma they could feel for years.The King Kong atop my Jenga skyscraper of anxiety is the very real possibility of getting sick myself, watching helplessly as the coronavirus annihilates my parents and in-laws and family and friends, or unintentionally bringing the disease home to infect my kids and immuno-compromised wife.I know the small, dark hours of the morning far better now. That’s when my worst fears break quarantine and trample through the sanctuaries in my mind that I’ve tried to keep clean and pure.I’ve careened between denial (“Ain’t no way I’m gonna get sick because AMERICA!”), terror (“We’re living in the director’s cut of the movie Contagion”), anger (“PUT A MASK ON! WASH YOUR HANDS! STAY HOME! LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE AND SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT VIRTUALLY, PLEASE!”) and toxic positivity (“Everything happens for a reason!” and “Failure is not an option!” and “It could be worse!” and “Always look on the bright side!”).This is grief – raw, personal, communal, and nonlinear. I’ve been unwilling to accept that label and its five stages because I used to believe you could only mourn the loss of life, not a way of life. How wrong I was.I’ve learned that there is a sixth stage of grief where you find meaning for the pain, the strength to look back in love, and the hope to move forward in gratitude and humility. For me, that stage manifests itself in a personal wish list:I wish every bank and credit union in the world will budget for a huge pay and appreciation package for the #FinancialFirstResponders who have turned themselves inside out to serve the customers and members whose lives and livelihoods have been turned upside down.I wish I knew that the 2020 CUNA GAC would be the last major event I’d attend, and NCUF’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards would be the last event at which I’d speak, for a while.I wish I could get my hair cut because I’m looking like Syndrome from The Incredibles.I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was a baller.I wish more folks understood that reference.I wish I could tell you about the documentary film and photography project I’m working on, the largest and most significant of my career, but the time isn’t right.I wish I could show you more of my upcoming photo book about breast cancer survivors, but the time isn’t right on that, either.  I wish I could freeze every remaining moment we have with our daughters under our roof because I’m certain we carried them home in newborn perfection from the hospital just yesterday.I wish I could hug Ronaldo Hardy and everyone else I know who has lost someone to COVID-19.I wish my wife knew, especially during this season of battle against breast cancer and a clot in her heart, that she’s still the most beautiful woman in the world to me.I wish we all knew that miracles still happen.And I wish we could finally discover what really happened to Carole Baskin’s husband.Crud. Sorry about that.last_img read more

Belgium extends coronavirus restrictions until May 3

first_imgWearing masks would also be a key part of the strategy. No large organized events would be held until at least early September and many people would still work from home, Wilmes said.For now, home improvement stores and garden centers could reopen, albeit with social distancing in place.Residents of nursing homes with elderly or disabled people could now identify a single person allowed to visit, provided that person had not shown any symptoms in the previous two weeks.”It is not impossible some people will see this as an easing of the basic rules. But there is not the case. They remain as they are until May 3 and must absolutely be respected. We have not arrived at the stage of an exit,” she said. Topics : Belgium has extended measures to control the spread of the coronavirus to May 3, with a slight easing of restrictions to allow home improvement stores and garden centers to open and limited visits to care homes.Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes told a news conference on Wednesday her government and economic and medical experts would meet next week to organize a gradual return towards normality from early May.”The prospect of a better future is within our reach,” she said. “The strategy will be based on certain pillars – maintaining a safe distance, large-scale screening and also tracing … and the development of new rules at the workplace.”center_img Neighboring France on Tuesday extended its lockdown measures until May 11.Belgium’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passed 33,000, with 4,440 deaths. Medical experts told a daily news conference it appeared a peak had been reached early in April, with the number of people admitted to hospital steadily falling since.”What we observe is that, after a sharp increase in the number of cases, we now have a slow but real declining trend,” clinical microbiologist Emmanuel Andre said. last_img read more

Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Announce Report, Next Steps After Adult-Use Recreational Marijuana Tour

first_imgGov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman Announce Report, Next Steps After Adult-Use Recreational Marijuana Tour September 25, 2019 Press Release,  Recreational Marijuana Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman today held a press conference to announce the final report from the Lt. Gov’s statewide recreational marijuana tour and proposed next steps as a result of input from thousands of Pennsylvanians who attended a listening session or submitted input via an online form.“The Lt. Gov. made good on his promise to visit all 67 counties to hear from Pennsylvanians about whether or not they support the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana in the state,” Gov. Wolf said. “And among the many who voiced their opinions, the majority supported legalization.”In addition to the public and media, all local elected officials were invited to each tour stop. By a show of hands, a majority of attendees supported legalization in all but a handful of counties. Key takeaways from the tour are included in the report.The report is comprised of two sections. The first section examines the volumes of correspondence received through an online form hosted on the governor’s website, remarks made, and comment cards received at tour stops, and all other comments received by the lieutenant governor’s office in various formats.It includes a county-by-county breakdown of support and opposition, including the most common arguments received for and against legalization during the tour.The second section highlights positive and negative results of legalization among individual states where recreational marijuana has been legalized.Lt. Gov. Fetterman said he appreciates the comments from thousands of Pennsylvanians he met during the tour, and those who forwarded their comments through the online form and via other means.“We’ve heard you, and this announcement today is our earnest effort to bring about the changes you’ve told us you want,” Fetterman said.In addition to announcing the report, Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman called for three actions:1. Asking the legislature to get a bill to the governor’s desk that decriminalizes non-violent and small cannabis-related offenses.2. Seeking a path to restorative justice through the expungement of past convictions of non-violent and small cannabis-related crimes.3. Calling on the General Assembly to seriously debate and consider the legalization of adult-use, recreational marijuana.“We now know the majority of Pennsylvanians are in favor of legalization, and that includes me,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together, especially the criminal justice reforms I am proposing today, which will have an immediately positive influence on thousands of families across Pennsylvania.“Thank you again to Lt. Gov. Fetterman for conducting this important research, and to all the Pennsylvanians who took the time to attend a tour stop, write a letter or make a phone call to make their opinion known.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more