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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

March 04, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennsylvaniaDEP, I questioned Secretary Patrick McDonnell about the administration imposing additional fees on entities considered “public water supplier,” hurting churches and others.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn College/Thaddeus Stevens College/Community Colleges

March 03, 2020
I questioned what steps community colleges and technical schools are taking to encourage high school students to attend @PennCollege, @NorthamptonComm and @thaddeusstevens at a #PASenate #PAbudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews Secretary Cindy Dunn, I discussed the importance of agri-tourism in our area, the projected decline in timber sales, and the status of state park radio system.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about agri-tourism and other efforts to preserve farms, the PA Preferred program, and dog licensing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

February 27, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADCEDnews, I asked about efforts to attract international investment in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 2)

February 27, 2020
Improving literacy and providing earlier screening for dyslexia were two areas that I focused on during a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the @PADeptofEd     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 1)

February 27, 2020
I asked if the @PADepofEd is going to expand its pilot dyslexia program statewide and urged the department to fund more all-day technical schools in Pennsylvania at today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 26, 2020
Given the dramatic increase in Lyme Disease in PA and the severity of the issue, I raised concerns about the reduction in funding for this line item during a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the @PAHealthDept.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services

February 26, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices, I asked how the state will fund counties’ needs-based budget requests, reducing the waiting list for intellectuals with disabilities, and Community HealthChoices.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Treasury Department

February 25, 2020
At today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the @PATreasury, I raised concerns about rising property taxes and the continued growth in state spending.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

February 25, 2020
  At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews, I discussed regional rail needs, area road repairs and weather-related delays with the Route 611 project.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Aging

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Department of Aging, I questioned delays in funding for senior centers and discussed the importance of supporting Adult Protective Services and programs to help seniors age in place.   [Read More]