Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Ensure Full, Accurate 2020 Census

first_imgTerms of Membership.All members shall be appointed for terms commensurate with the life of the Commission. All members appointed by the Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.Should a vacancy occur on the Commission, the Governor will appoint a successor, who shall serve the duration of the unexpired term.The Term of the Commission shall commence on the Effective Date of this Executive Order and shall expire on March 31, 2021, the Termination Date of this Executive Order. September 14, 2018 Compensation. Members of the Commission shall receive no compensation for their service, except that such members may be reimbursed for actual travel and related expenses in accordance with the Commonwealth’s travel and subsistence policies.Reports. The Commission shall provide a report to the Governor at least twice; once, prior to April 1, 2020, on the status of the Commonwealth’s activities leading up to the Census 2020; and once, prior to its expiration, on the Commission’s activity, including recommendations for improving the census process, for utilization in advance of the 2030 Census.Meetings and Communications. The Commission shall meet as necessary to carry out the functions of the Commission and, at least quarterly between the Effective Date of this Executive Order and June 30, 2020.Pennsylvania Census 2020 Interagency Workgroup. All agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction and represented on the Commission shall cooperate and provide assistance as needed to the Commission in performing its functions. The Commission will receive administrative services and assistance from the Center for Local Government Services in the Department of Community and Economic Development.Effective Date. This Executive Order shall be effective immediately.Termination Date. This Executive Order shall terminate on March 31, 2021. Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission, which will make recommendations for the most accurate count of Pennsylvanians in the upcoming census.“The census data impacts all of us, from the number of seats Pennsylvania has in Congress to the amount of federal funds we revive, to the decisions government, businesses and non-profits make,” said Governor Wolf. “This commission will help our state to have a full and accurate count of our population. We need all people to be counted, from our biggest cities to our small and rural communities. “The commission will coordinate Pennsylvania’s involvement with the census, which occurs every 10 years. The commission will help the U.S. Census Bureau to recruit Pennsylvanians to be census workers, educate the public about the importance of the census, develop partnerships with public and private sectors to achieve an accurate count, and create a strategy to reach hard-to-count populations.The governor will appoint up to 45 members to the commission from businesses, academia, community and nonprofit organizations, religious and health care communities, elected and appointed officials, employees from all levels of government, and the Pennsylvania State Data Center.There are far-reaching implications if Pennsylvania’s population is undercounted in 2020. If the data snapshot does not include all residents, the commonwealth could lose seats in Congress, receive billions of dollars less in federal funds for a variety of services and programs, and the data used by the public and private sector could be impacted.Census Day is April 1, 2020.The full text of the Executive Order 2018-05 is below.WHEREAS, every 10 years beginning in 1790, as mandated by the United States Constitution, the Census of Population and Housing has been taken by the U.S. Government to count all persons and housing units in the United States to reapportion the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives among the States and for other purposes; andWHEREAS, the next decennial census will be conducted on April 1, 2020; andWHEREAS, the 2020 Census will be used for Congressional reapportionment, redistricting, and for legislative redistricting, such that having a complete and accurate count of Pennsylvania’s population is essential for the fair representation of the citizenry in the U.S. Congress, the General Assembly of this Commonwealth, and the legislative bodies of local government; andWHEREAS, individuals, businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations will rely on census data for planning and decision-making; andWHEREAS, it is well established that certain households, special populations, and hard-to-enumerate areas are at risk of being under-counted and under-represented; andWHEREAS, the populations that have traditionally been under-counted have a significant presence throughout this Commonwealth; andWHEREAS, the state and federal governments will use information gained through the census, including population counts, housing and other data, to distribute billions of dollars in funding to essential programs, including health care and human services programs that are intended to help low-income children and their families; andWHEREAS, the Commonwealth and its local jurisdictions utilize census data to provide descriptions of the social and economic characteristics of geographic areas and population groups to determine those areas and groups’ funding needs for infrastructure projects, economic development programs, job training, schools, and other activities; andWHEREAS, it is important to the Commonwealth that a complete and accurate census count be obtained; andWHEREAS, to achieve a complete and accurate census count, the Commonwealth must support efforts to share address and other geographic information with the U.S. Census Bureau and other census partners, work with the U.S. Census Bureau on the recruitment of Pennsylvania Census workers, and implement communication strategies to reach hard-to-count populations and hard-to-enumerate areas; andWHEREAS, to achieve a complete and accurate census count, it is important to involve representatives of the private and public sectors, Pennsylvania’s local governments, state agencies, and other important stakeholders.NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of this Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the laws of the Commonwealth, do hereby establish the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission, (hereinafter referred to as “Commission”) as hereinafter set forth:Mission. The Commission shall recommend methods and policies to facilitate the most complete and accurate census count in the year 2020, including implementing strategies to reach hard-to-count populations and hard-to-enumerate areas.Functions. The Commission shall coordinate the Commonwealth’s involvement in preparing for the decennial census and recommend actions necessary to complete the following:Coordinate the Commonwealth’s involvement in the U.S. Census Bureau’s recruitment of Pennsylvanians to assist in a variety of census-related activities.Promote and educate Pennsylvanians regarding the importance of the census.Develop partnerships between the public and private sectors to maximize resources used to achieve a complete and accurate count.Implement cooperative arrangements among local governments, non-profit organizations, and other public and private entities to share addresses and other geographic information.Develop and implement strategies to reach hard-to-count populations and hard-to-enumerate areas. Composition.The Commission shall consist of up to 45 individual members appointed by the Governor, including representation from business, academia, community and nonprofit organizations, religious communities, health care communities, elected and appointed officials and employees from all levels of government, and the Pennsylvania State Data Center, as necessary. The Governor will designate a chairperson or chairpersons who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.The following individuals shall serve as ex-officio members:(1) A representative from the Office of the Governor(2) Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African-American Affairs(3) Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs(4) Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs(5) Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women(6) Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs(7) Secretary of Aging(8) Secretary of Agriculture(9) Secretary of Banking and Securities(10) Secretary of the Commonwealth(11) Secretary of Community and Economic Development(12) Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources(13) Secretary of Corrections(14) Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs(15) Secretary of Education(16) Secretary of Environmental Protection(17) Secretary of General Services(18) Secretary of Health(19) Secretary of Human Services(20) Secretary of Labor and Industry(21) Adjutant General(22) Secretary of Revenue(23) Secretary of Transportation(24) Director of Emergency Management(25) Insurance Commissioner(26) Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner(27) A legislator appointed from each of the four legislative caucuses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly Each member may designate a person to represent them on the Commission. 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Barcelona’s Ter Stegen set for new deal as club eyes transfers – reports

first_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses Sources have told ESPN that president Josep Maria Bartomeu, whose mandate runs until 2021, wants to ensure that both Lionel Messi and Ter Stegen have signed new deals by the time he leaves his role.Messi’s terms run until 2021 but he could leave the club for free in the summer if he chooses to. However, he recently said that he is happy at Barca, where he has spent his whole career, while the club are optimistic of agreeing a new contract with him soon.Ter Stegen, meanwhile, has two years to run on his deal, which expires in 2022, but his role at the club has greatly changed since he signed his last renewal in 2017. After Messi, many people now feel the goalkeeper is the most important player in Quique Setien’s team.The Germany international is happy at the club but Barca will have to show him how much they value him to ensure that remains the case.Pep Guardiola desperately tried to take him to Manchester City in 2016 before eventually signing Claudio Bravo instead, with Barca backing Ter Stegen over the Chilean, who had been their No. 1 in La Liga for the previous two seasons. Sources have told ESPN that, more recently, Juventus have shown an interest.Reports earlier this week even suggested that Ter Stegen could leave at the end of the season but sources close to the player insist that is not the case.Messi and Sergio Busquets are among those to have criticised the club in recent weeks as the rift between the players and the board widens and Ter Stegen also feels there are areas where things can be improved. However, his preference is to stay at Camp Nou. Barca are finalising their plans for the summer, when they will invest heavily in the squad, with Neymar and Lautaro Martinez among their top targets, before turning their attention to renewing some of the team’s key players. Barcelona will offer Marc-Andre ter Stegen an improved contract before the end of the year to reflect his growing importance at the club, multiple sources have told ESPN.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Salah: Best option to replace Messi at Barcelona – McManamanIn a 2018 interview with ESPN, Ter Stegen said that he feels “more and more Catalan” all the time and he has recently moved into a new house in Castelldefels, which he helped design. He also became a father for the first time in January, with the baby born in Barcelona.He has also just signed a sponsorship deal with the Catalan car manufacturer Cupra, which sources explain is another sign of his commitment to the region which he’s called his home since signing from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Mackay aiming for three signings

first_img Cardiff’s January recruitment is likely to be in the spotlight after the departure of Iain Moody, and his replacement Alisher Apsalyamov’s visa issues. But Mackay is confident he will add a defender, midfielder and striker of the right quality to his squad to bolster the Bluebirds’ survival hopes. “It would be great if we can bring in three quality additions to the squad,” said Mackay. “I would look to strengthen all three departments in terms of a defender, a midfielder and an attacking player.” Mackay also praised the club’s board for the backing they gave him during the summer, and is awaiting guidance from them as to how much he will have to spend next month. “I will talk to my chairman (about January) who will then discuss it with his board of directors and our owner and I will take my lead from them,” he said. “It’s up to them then what financially they want to spend in January. I’ve got my lists of players, whether they be permanent targets or loans for various positions. We’ve got to try and strengthen again. “We are a first-time club so to speak. Everyone barring two other clubs has got a massive head start on us in terms of quality. The Bluebirds spent more than £30million in the summer as they brought in reinforcements ahead of their first season in the Premier League. Steven Caulker, Gary Medel, Kevin Theophile-Catherine and Andreas Cornelius were among the players to arrive in the summer, with the first three of those acquisitions proving particularly successful. Malky Mackay is hopeful of making three quality additions to his Cardiff squad when the January transfer window opens for business. “They might only need to bring in one or two over a season. We had to bring in a group of eight players which was going to give us the chance to survive. “You have a choice, do you invest knowing you have a really good chance of staying up or do you invest knowing you might go down and then have to build again. “I was offered the chance to allow us to stay up. Looking at two or three players right now, without picking anyone out, but Theophile-Catherine has been a fantastic bit of business for us as has Gary Medel and Steven Caulker. “January is about now putting another layer on that. It’s a different type of window though and you have to be careful. “There’s not quite the array of talent out there in January and people are leaving clubs for different reasons and overall you have to be careful. It’s about bringing in another layer of quality to add to what we’ve got. I need to bring in guys who are going to add to that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

GARDAI HAVE DETAILS OF DONEGAL’S ONLINE PIMPS – CRACKDOWN ON LANDLORDS

first_imgGARDAI investigating prostitution rings in Co Donegal are targeting online pimps, clients and landlords who let flats for high rents, donegaldaily.com has learned.Officers are focusing on the Letterkenny area and a number of businessmen they believe are involved in selling mainly foreign prostitutes for sex to local men.Mobile phone, email and computer traces have led gardai to identify a number of local individuals who are making thousands of euro every week from the illegal practice. Prostitutes are flown into Ireland from several eastern European countries.Their pictures and details are available on a number of so-called ‘escorts’ sites.Sources have told us that landlords who let properties in Co Donegal to people they know are using them as brothels could face prosecution.We have also learned that Gardai here are following up a direction from the Garda Commissioner to target men who use the brothels for prosecution.More than 60 men were named and shamed as part of Operation Kerb in Dublin six months ago. The Commissioner has told senior officers to follow that scheme throughout the country.The tactic represents a departure from the Garda’s traditional approach to prostitution, which has usually been to target women selling sex rather than men buying it.Sixty-four men have been arrested and charged by a team of gardaí based in the Bridewell Garda station in Dublin’s north inner city.The arrested men have already been before the courts. A range of penalties were imposed including fines and the Probation Act.Earlier today a court in Derry heard the PSNI have obtained sim cards containing the details of clients of prostitutes on both sides of the border.You can see that story here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/01/18/donegal-man-charged-with-controlling-prostitution-in-derry/LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGARDAI HAVE DETAILS OF DONEGAL’S ONLINE PIMPS – CRACKDOWN ON LANDLORDS was last modified: January 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more