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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]

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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]