ICYMI: Restore PA plan would boost local infrastructure and tackle blight, broadband, flooding

first_img March 04, 2019 ICYMI: Restore PA plan would boost local infrastructure and tackle blight, broadband, flooding Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania,  Round-Up,  Severance Tax Over the last week, Governor Wolf and his administration visited communities across Pennsylvania to see first-hand their critical infrastructure needs, especially around pressing issues like flooding, blight and broadband expansion. Governor Wolf visited Bridgeville, Allegheny County, and Williamsport, Lycoming County, to talk to local leaders about the state playing a larger role in flood prevention and recovery. Governor Wolf also visited Greene County to talk about how expanding broadband access would help schools and young learners.Administration officials also visited communities in York, Beaver and Schuykill counties to meet with local officials and residents on the need for more resources to address critical infrastructure needs.Learn more about the Restore Pennsylvania plan here.Flooding Prevention and RecoveryRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding for flood prevention that will protect against severe weather and save homes and businesses in flood prone areas across the state. Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance. Restore Pennsylvania will also establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.KDKA: Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes Severance Tax To Help Flooded CommunitiesYour Erie: State leaders discuss creating $4.5 billion program to help disaster survivorsWilliamsport Sun-Gazette: Governor presses for severance tax to repair leveeFox43: Flash flooding prompts proposed legislation to help disaster victims in PAWilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice: State officials propose funding flood protection with a severance tax on gas drillersBroadbandRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding to completely bridge the digital divide in every community in Pennsylvania, making Pennsylvania a better place to work, do business, and live. Grants will be available to support installation of infrastructure to bring high speed internet to every corner of the commonwealth. Funding will support every phase of the process from feasibility testing to connection.AP: Wolf promotes proposal to fund high-speed internet expansionUniontown Herald Standard: Gov. Wolf visits Greene County to unveil plan for statewide broadbandThe Tribune-Review: Editorial: Virtual infrastructure critical in PennsylvaniaBlightRestore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.Beaver County Times: Fight the blight: State leaders come to Aliquippa to discuss new program Restore PennsylvaniaWBRE: State officials take tour in Schuylkill County to address blighted property issueNBC 10: Chester Officials Work to Fix Neighborhood Blightcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img