The Great Peshtigo Fire destroyed several towns in Wisconsin and Michagan and killed at least 1,500 persons. The Great Michigan Fire destroyed Port Huran and killed at least 50 persons. The fires occurred Oct. 8, 1871, the same date as the more famous Great Chicago Fire.
It will be held Oct. 16 at Broad Run Golfer’s Club, 1520 Tattersall Way, West Chester, Pa. 19380.
Foursome’s are $360 and must be paid in advance. The cost for individuals is $110 or $100 on the day of the event.
Check is 8 a.m.
For information or to register call Greg Biester at 610-209-6311 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Honor Flight Philadelphia provides an all-expense-paid day of recognition for veterans.
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While Gov. Wolf was playing political games with the Pennsylvania budget, Delaware County Council, this afternoon, Oct. 7 passed theirs and without a tax hike.
It was the second straight year it has done so.
The county is controlled by people with the philosophy that while government is necessary those who pay for it are not bottomless pits of money.
“In recent years, the state and federal budget cycle is filled with talk of programs cuts, austerity, tax hikes and hiring freezes. We are pleased that at the county level we are finalizing a budget that both addresses the needs of our residents and protects the interests of our taxpayers,” said County Vice Chairman Colleen Morrone.
Delaware County’s Home Rule Charter spells out the timing and process of formulating the budget each year. The executive director is expected to deliver a proposed budget to County Council on Nov. 2. A public hearing is scheduled for the first week in December.
“This is really good news for Delaware County,” said Councilman John McBlain.
As the liaison for Emergency Management, McBlain said the county is committed to public safety. He said county officials have worked for months to convince state officials to restructure the funding process for 911 systems.
“With the passage of Act 12, which was signed into law this summer and went into effect on Aug. 1, we anticipate a restructuring of fees that will be returned to the county to fund our 911 service,” McBlain said.
Councilman Mike Culp said the county also anticipates an increase in Medicaid reimbursements for Fair Acres, the county’s skilled care facility that is home to 900 residents who are elderly or fragile.
“We feel strongly about maintaining the quality of services that help vulnerable populations maintain their quality of life,” Culp said. “That includes Fair Acres, Children and Youth Services and all of our Human Services.”
Culp explained that Council worked with elected leaders at the state and federal level to secure Medicaid reimbursements that will ensure the quality of care at Fair Acres without the county incurring a large deficit.
Delco Passes Budget Sans Tax Hike Again
The Pennsylvania House this afternoon, Oct. 7, voted down Gov. Wolf proposed tax hike, 127-73.
No Republican supported the bill and nine Democrats — Frank Burns (72nd), Jaret Gibbons (10th), Ted Harhai (58th) (Nick Kotik (45th), Tim Mahoney (51st), Robert Matzie (16th), Joseph Patrarca (55th), Chris Sainato (9th), and Pam Snyder (50th) — also voted nay.
Harhai was not recorded as a nay on the first release of the roll call.
Gov. Wolf sought to raise the state income tax 16 percent.
He also sought to impose a natural gas drilling tax of 3.5 percent, plus 4.7 cents per thousand cubic feet. This would be on top of the existing impact fee which brings in about $220 million per year in revenue.
The state legislature passed 30.179 billion budget on June 30 that was a 3.6 percent increase over the previous year and would have increased education spending by $100 million.
Wolf vetoed it.
He also rejected a recent proposal to increase education spending by $400 million if he agrees to liquor privatization and pension reform.
In the meantime, due to the Governor’s ego and intransigence, schools and social services are not getting necessary funds.
Shame on you Gov. Wolf.
House Rejects Wolf Tax Plan
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-7-15
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A vote on Gov. Tom Wolf’s big bad tax hike is scheduled for today, Oct. 7. The governor says he needs it fund education. No, what he wants it for is to fund government income including that of retirees some of whom have pensions of close to a half million dollars.
Gov. Wolf wants to take money from elderly people on fixed income, working class couples worried about how to pay for their kids college and the out-of-work and give it to rich people.
That is corruption. It’s not illegal corruption, obviously. The law is written to allow for this. But it is corruption nevertheless.
By the way, with regard for the need for more money for “education”, it has been revealed that those we have tasked with protecting it have not been all that interested in doing their job.
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has released a report saying that the state Department of Education is beset by apathy, and mired in bureaucratic ineptness.
It is obvious that if those in charge of education were doing the job they were supposed to we would not need more taxes on the little guy to pay for the rich people’s pensions.
Tax Poor Help Rich
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-8-15
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