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Senator Scavello questions department heads and government officials about the proposed 2015-16 budget.

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September Legislative Report with Senator Scavello

August 31, 2015

This month Senator Scavello interviews Gina Kormanik, Director of Business Development for the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, and John Casella, Director of Monroe County CareerLink. The discussion centers on the job outlook for Northampton and Monroe counties, the role of CareerLink services in matching individuals to available jobs, and the resurgence of manufacturing and technical jobs.
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Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Application Process

August 26, 2015

Along with Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay, I am inviting all eligible volunteer fire companies and ambulance services throughout Monroe and Northampton counties to submit an application for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP).[...Read More]

Resignation of DRPA Official Calls for Need to Enact Reform Bills Requiring Senate Confirmation of Appointees

August 18, 2015

The recent resignation of a Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Commissioner appointed by Governor Tom Wolf points to the need for Senate confirmation of the Governor’s appointees to DRPA and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) based on legislation introduced by Senator John Rafferty (R-44) and Senator Mario Scavello (R-40), respectively.[...Read More]

Senator Scavello interviews local business man and author Joseph DeFranco

July 31, 2015

Senator Scavello interviews local business man and author Joseph DeFranco
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State Budget Update

July 30, 2015

Over the last two months, the state budget has occupied center stage in Harrisburg. A balanced budget was passed, then vetoed, and now debate continues amidst a prolonged budget stalemate. Much of that debate centers on education funding.[...Read More]