December 23, 2015 Governor Wolf Statement on Senate’s Passage of a Budget SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the Senate passage of a budget:“It was only one day ago that the House displayed a historic show of bipartisanship that bucked Speaker Turzai and the tea party. Yesterday, the House advanced a responsible budget with historic education funding and placed it on the verge of passage. It is deeply disappointing that today the Senate has caved to those same House leaders and extreme interests to continue the failed status quo and harm our schools and children by denying them these critical additional funds.“A historic compromise budget that included the largest increase in education funding in history, reforms in public pensions, and a reduction in the deficit was within reach. It seems that the Republican legislature is intent on continuing the Harrisburg status quo and getting out of town to go on vacation instead of continuing the hard work to move Pennsylvania forward.“Change is difficult, and clearly more so given this legislature, but we must continue our fight for historic education funding that will begin to restore the cuts from five years ago, and a budget that is balanced, paid for, and fixes our deficit.”# # #
The man who guided Ghana to win its first African title and two others subsequently, Charles Kumi Gyamfi, has died.The 86-year-old football legend is famous for being the first African player to play in Germany, when he joined Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1960.He passed on at the Cocoa Clinic in Accra.CK Gyamfi was among the few people to play for Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.Gyamfi won three Africa Cup of Nations trophies, making him one of the most successful coaches in the continental tournament besides former Egypt manager Hassan Shehata.