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He added that he believed more focused, “micro-scale” social restrictions were the most effective way to curb COVID-19 transmission.“We must make [the measures] more directed, more specific, sharper and more focused to address the COVID-19 problem without killing the economy and people’s livelihoods,” he said. Jokowi’s pandemic policy has drawn widespread criticism from health experts and epidemiologists for leaning more toward economic recovery rather than the health crisis itself.According to the official government count, Indonesia has recorded 303,498 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 11,151 deaths as of Sunday.Topics : Lockdowns are unnecessary and can unduly harm the economy, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said as the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia enters its eighth month.In a video posted on the Presidential Secretariat’s official YouTube channel, Jokowi reiterated that public health was the government’s number one priority, but added a caveat. “Prioritizing health doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing the economy,” he said. “Sacrificing the economy is the same as sacrificing the lives of tens of millions of people, which is not an option for us.”He said that his administration was constantly looking to find a “balanced” way to address the outbreak.“So, there is no need to act high and mighty about implementing lockdowns in provinces, regencies or cities because it will sacrifice the people’s livelihoods. But we are still serious about preventing the outbreak from spreading further,” he said.Read also: Public health key to Indonesia’s economic recovery, Jokowi says
Government Reform, Government That Works, The Blog, Transparency Pennsylvanians need to have confidence that decisions made by their government are the product of a robust competition of ideas, not rewards for the special interests with the deepest pockets.Right now, there are no limits on how much special interests can contribute to candidates.As part of his “Government That Works” Reform Plan, Governor Wolf supports strong campaign finance reform that would for the first time:Place limits on contributions to candidates seeking elected officeImplement aggregate limits for racesPlace sensible restrictions on Political Action Committees (PACs); andStrengthen reporting and disclosure requirements across the board.In addition, this legislation would prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal expenses, including legal fees.Pennsylvania is currently one of only twelve states that impose no contribution limits on individual donors. The Center for Public Integrity ranked Pennsylvania among the worst states on regulating political financing – giving us a grade of ‘F’ and a rank of 43 out of 50 states.From Pennsylvania’s report card:Are there regulations governing the financing of candidates and political parties? By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary In law, there are limits on political action committees’ donations to candidates and to political parties.NO BLOG: Time to End Unlimited Campaign Contributions in PA In law, there are limits on lobbyists’ donations to candidates and to political parties.NO In law, funds raised by outside groups in coordination with a candidate and then spent in support of that candidate are subject to donation limits.NO April 20, 2016 In law, there are limits on individual donations to candidates and to political parties.NO Read more posts about government reform.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By enacting strong new campaign finance measures, we can help restore confidence in government, and curtail the role of campaign spending in our political process. In law, all current and former candidates/elected officials are prohibited from the personal use of campaign contributions.NO SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Canaan, In. — Canaan Community Academy was recently voted as Madison’s Best Education by community members through the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce. Lindsay Bloos, chamber director, presented principal Rhonda Pennington and vice principal Megan Ritz with the award at a ceremony involving students, staff, parents, and community members.