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Budget Hearing Q&A: Life Sciences Greenhouses/Life Sciences PA

March 04, 2019
Senator Scavello asked representatives from Life Sciences Greenhouses/Life Sciences PA about the high cost of prescription drugs and what can be done to make them more affordable for Pennsylvanians.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

March 04, 2019
Senator Scavello discussed the length of methadone treatment, the use of alternative treatment drugs, the role of Centers for Excellence, & department funding with Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jen Smith.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of State

February 20, 2019
Senator Scavello asked Department of State officials about required background checks for former inmates seeking a state barber license, and stressed the need to provide access to jobs to reduce recidivism.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Public Utility Commission

February 19, 2019
Senator Scavello asked PUC commissioners about the collection and dispersal of natural gas impact fees, as well as the installation of utility “smart meters.”     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 19, 2019
Senator Scavello asked Independent Fiscal Office Director Matthew Knittel about the impact of a minimum wage increase on first-time job holders, including high school and college students.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 19, 2019
Senator Scavello asks Revenue Secretary Hassell about the impact of the state’s lottery vendor for printing services missing certain deadlines.     [Read More]

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Scavello Responds to Governor’s FY 2019-20 Budget Request

February 05, 2019
Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) said he will join fellow members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in reviewing the $34.1 billion state budget proposed today by Gov. Tom Wolf.   [Read More]

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Scavello Introduces Bill to Implement Property Tax Elimination Chosen by Voters

April 23, 2018
Standing with taxpayers from across Pennsylvania, Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) today announced legislation to eliminate residential school property taxes through the state’s existing homestead exclusion program.   [Read More]

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State Senate Approves Bipartisan Crime Victims Package

March 21, 2018
The State Senate today approved a package of bills strengthening protections for victims of crime and ensuring that victims and their families are treated with respect and dignity by the criminal justice system.     [Read More]

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Response to Governor’s Budget Address

February 06, 2018
Senator Mario Scavello offers remarks following the Governor’s budget address.     [Read More]

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Public hearing on SB 721 (Tourism Promotion Fund)

January 26, 2018
Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee - January 30, 2018 East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A     [Read More]