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Meeting to consider the re-confirmation of Robin Wiessmann as Secretary of Banking & Securities

May 03, 2019
Senate Banking & Insurance Committee | May 7, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

March 06, 2019
Senator Scavello discussed Pennsylvania’s attractiveness to entrepreneurs and the selection process for companies during the budget hearing for Ben Franklin Technology Partners.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 06, 2019
Senator Scavello asked Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding about dog licensing fees and animal law enforcement, costs of the Homegrown by Heroes program, and cicada issues.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Aging

March 05, 2019
Senator Scavello asked about state funding for elder abuse efforts, waiting lists for PENNCARE programs and distribution of Lottery Fund monies during the budget hearing on the Department of Aging.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 2

March 05, 2019
Senator Scavello discussed concerns about early childhood education and community college funding with Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 1

March 05, 2019
Senator Scavello raised concerns about the costs associated with cyber charter schools, funding for technical and vocational education, and student transportation costs during Part 1 of the budget hearing for the Department of Education.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation and Natural Resources

March 04, 2019
Senator Scavello stressed the important economic impact of state parks and forests, and the trickle down impact they have on communities throughout PA during the budget hearing for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.     [Read More]

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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]