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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PALaborIndustry, I discussed the importance of helping young people learn skilled trades and technical skills needed to compete for high-demand, family-sustaining jobs.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Attorney General

February 20, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAAttorneyGen Josh Shapiro, we discussed his participation in the drug take-back program at Pocono raceway and efforts to reduce overdose deaths.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 20, 2020
At a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I raised serious concerns about rapidly declining enrollments in many @StateSystem schools and how that will impact the sustainability of the entire state system.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Board of Pardons

February 19, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, I questioned how we can reduce recidivism and help more pardoned individuals successfully reintegrate into society after incarceration.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

February 19, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @CorrectionsPA Secretary John Wetzel, we discussed the timeline for release of inmate pardoned by the governor and the need for all inmates to find work after release.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs

February 19, 2020
During today’s @PAMDVA #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I stressed that Pennsylvania should provide benefits to veterans who have served in all theaters and make greater use of veterans courts in PA.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADrugAlcohol, I asked about the impact of methamphetamines in communities.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
I asked how we could help more low-income seniors participate in the Property Tax Rent Rebate program during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery, I questioned the costs associated with the new I-Lottery system and requested more information about the services funded by these revenues.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with the @Ind_Fisc_Office, I noted the tremendous local tax burden on growing communities & discussed recent collective bargaining agreements & the need for #caeerandtechnical education funding.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with the @Ind_Fisc_Office, I noted that PA’s skyrocketing property taxes are impacting the ability of seniors to stay in their homes and contribute to the economy.     [Read More]

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Scavello: Governor’s Proposed State Budget has Major Flaws

February 05, 2020
Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) said he is deeply concerned with the $36.1 billion state budget announced by Governor Tom Wolf this week.   [Read More]