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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]

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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]