Governor Wolf Applauds Sens. Casey and Toomey For Successful Criminal Justice Reform Bill

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Applauds Sens. Casey and Toomey For Successful Criminal Justice Reform Bill Criminal Justice Reform,  National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today issued a statement thanking Sens. Casey and Toomey for their votes toward the overwhelming passage of the First Step Act for criminal justice reform:“The passage of the First Step Act in the Senate shows the significant bi-partisan support for this much-needed criminal justice reform. I thank senators Casey and Toomey for their votes in support of this legislation that could make a difference in the lives of the many Pennsylvanians incarcerated in federal prisons with overly punitive sentences. And I encourage the House to pass this when they vote tomorrow.“The wide and varied support for this bill is encouraging. With these positive steps to reform the criminal justice system on the federal level, Pennsylvania can learn and hopefully follow suit with progress on reforms pending in our General Assembly.”Of note, Pennsylvania was the first state in the nation to pass Clean Slate legislation. Gov. Wolf signed the Clean Slate legislation in June and has called for more meaningful criminal justice reform including passage of the second round of Justice Reinvestment Initiative or JRI2, bail and pre-trial reforms, Post-Conviction Relief Act expansion, probation and parole revocation and resentencing, and indigent defensecenter_img December 19, 2018last_img read more

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A sad day in history

first_imgToday is the forty-first anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court which decriminalised abortion. A sad anniversary. We should Choose Lifelast_img

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Trott wins omnium gold

first_img Press Association Trott had 186 points after five of the six disciplines, 14 points more than nearest rival Jolien d’Hoore of Belgium, with Kirsten Wild of Holland third on 164. The final, decisive discipline in a revised omnium format is the points race which once proved Trott’s Achilles heel. However, her confidence boosted by winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in July, the 22-year-old produced a tactical masterclass in a race which features sprints every 10 laps. Trott was limpet-like on the wheel of D’Hoore, who was wearing the all-white Track World Cup series leader’s jersey, for much of the 100-lap (25-kilometres) race. The pair also monitored Wild and Australia’s Isabella King, who began the final discipline in fourth. D’Hoore tried to shake Trott off her wheel and won the seventh of 10 sprints as Trott failed to score, reducing the deficit to eight points, but with time running out. Wild and D’Hoore attacked after failing to score in the eighth sprint, but Trott marked the move and then, roared on by a partisan crowd, won the penultimate sprint and five points to ensure the gold would be hers. Trott finished on 193 points, with D’Hoore second on 181 and Wild third on 167. Tougher tests are to come for Trott as she eyes reclaiming the world title in Paris in February. The United States’ Sarah Hammer, who has beaten Trott to gold at the two Track World Championships since London 2012, was absent, but the field was nevertheless strong. Trott, who won gold in track cycling’s equivalent of the heptathlon at London 2012, claimed her second gold of the three-day event at the Lee Valley VeloPark, formerly the Olympic Velodrome. She was a key figure in Friday’s win in the women’s team pursuit, while Britain also won the corresponding men’s event and Owain Doull and Mark Christian on Saturday won the Madison. center_img Olympic champion Laura Trott won Great Britain’s fourth gold of the Track World Cup in London with victory in the women’s omnium on Sunday.last_img read more

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