Governor Wolf Participates in Washington Post Live Panel on PA’s Leadership Role in Criminal Justice Reform
December 04, 2018 Criminal Justice Reform, Equality, Government That Works, National Issues, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf participated in a Washington Post Live panel discussion, “Tackling Mass Incarceration: A View from Pennsylvania,” in Washington, D.C., focused on Pennsylvania’s leadership role in criminal justice reform, including the state being first in the nation to pass Clean Slate legislation. Gov. Wolf was joined by Rep. Sheryl Delozier and Secretary John Wetzel, Department of Corrections. Wesley Lowry, Washington Post national correspondent, served as panel moderator.“Pennsylvania has taken a bi-partisan, collaborative approach to criminal justice reform,” Gov. Wolf said. “The goal is to get people out of our prisons and back into being productive members of their communities and of our state, and Clean Slate makes it easier for those who have interacted with the justice system to reduce the stigma they face when looking for employment and housing.“It’s my hope that Congress takes Pennsylvania’s lead and passes similar legislation at the national level.”The panel was part of a multi-panel series that included topics on conviction and clemency, a bipartisan approach to criminal justice reform, and the First Step Act currently being considered by Congress. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) participated on the First Step panel.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 defense.“The Washington Post panel discussion was an excellent opportunity for Pennsylvania to be recognized for its efforts to establish fair, bi-partisan, commonsense criminal justice reform initiatives and I’m proud to have been a part of this ongoing conversation,” Gov. Wolf said. Governor Wolf Participates in Washington Post Live Panel on PA’s Leadership Role in Criminal Justice Reform SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The Marc at Kangaroo Point.Mr Conomos said The Marc has been extremely popular with urban professionals and young couples working in the city, students attending nearby universities or colleges, as well as investors.“Our vision for The Marc is to create a vibrant and urban atmosphere and we wanted to step outside the square when it came to style and design, especially when residents first enter the building,” he said.“The generous sized apartments feature stylish kitchens, open living spaces and spacious balconies to make the most of the Queensland weather.”Just 16 apartments remain, with one-bedroom apartments priced from $475,000 and two-bedroom apartments priced from $572,500. The Marc at Kangaroo Point is embracing its urban feel appointing an award-winning Australian artist to paint a mural spanning three walls.URBAN inspiration is being taken seriously with The Marc at Kangaroo Point commissioning an award-winning Australian artist to paint an uber cool mural spanning three walls of the building.Brisbane-based artist Nameer Davis, will be painting a contemporary mural in the foyer to be ready in time for the first residents to move in at the end of April.“I’ve been in the art industry for almost 40 years across a range of industries and I’m thrilled to commence work on The Marc. It’s great to see a developer step outside the square and really showcase a project’s urban persona through art,” Mr Davis said.“The mural blurs the lines between architecture and art and reflects the project’s chic design and its natural and built environment.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe Marc at Kangaroo Point.The Marc is an eight level, 69 apartment project so far totalling $30 million in sales with 80 per cent sold.Joint develeopment partner Anthony Conomos said the joint venture between Artaria Developments and CHAD aimed to create a vibrant and urban atmostphere that would be enhanced by Mr Davis’ artwork.“The artwork will span across three walls and offer that ‘uber cool’ factor when residents enter The Marc. There will be two large ‘mouths’ that represent the ends of the Story Bridge and, within it, over 1,200 hand painted people,” Mr Conomos said. “Nameer has really captured the essence of The Marc, which we have carefully designed to maximise its position on a prime site in Kangaroo Point – with views of the river, CBD and towards Moreton Bay.”
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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington City Council met in a non-voting work session Wednesday. Sumner Newscow did not cover the meeting due to other obligations. We will provide information from the minutes of the meeting when they become officially approved by the council.The council will meet in regular session this next Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. One of the proposals the council will be taking up is appointments to advisory boards.The list was released Wednesday. The proposed new appointments are as follows:Â Airport Advisory Board â€” George Hilt – to serve Aug. 2, 2013 to April 30, 2018.Board of Zoning Appeals â€” Richard Granger – May 20, 2013 to April 30, 2018. Another member is being asked to serve the term May 20, 2013 to April 30, 2018.Combined Trade Board â€” Building contract â€” Chris Craig: April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Electrical contract â€” Jeff Hunt, April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Plumbing contract â€” April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017, staff to review plumbing contract; Mechanical Contract â€” Roger Brownlee â€”Â April 16, 2013 – April 30, 2017.Health Care Authority â€” Michael Deschaine â€” Aug. 2, 2013 – April 30, 2018.Housing Authority â€” Darlene Ferguson â€” May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Decision on second appointee will be delayed until election is held for residents.Library Board â€” Maria Cornejo â€” May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2017. Stacy Fair, May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2017.Memorial Board â€” No applications.Park Board â€” Kent Johnston, May 1, 2013 â€” April 30, 2017. The other Park Board position has yet to be filled. Planning Commission â€” Jack Reimer – June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018; Tami Klinedinst, June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018; Tracy McCue, June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018.