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E-news Updates – February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024

E-news Updates – February 23, 2024

In this Update: Talking Tourism and Economic Growth with DCED Fayette Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for King’s Third Office Fire and EMS Grants Announced Senate Begins Review of Proposed State Budget Free Webinars Provide Helpful Financial Aid Info Help is Available for Struggling Veterans Mental Health Treatment is Available for Farmers Recognizing National FFA Week […]  [Read More]

Annual Fire and EMS Grants Announced
February 22, 2024

Annual Fire and EMS Grants Announced

Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) announced that fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations across his district will collectively receive more than $1.3 million in state grants through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s (OSFC) Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program.  [Read More]

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February 21, 2024

Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development (Part 2)

Senator Pat Stefano questions Secretary Rick Siger during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).   [Read More]

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February 21, 2024

Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development (Part 1)

Senator Pat Stefano questions Secretary Rick Siger during the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing for the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED).   [Read More]

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Last week, Westmoreland County Department of Human Services opened their new Administrative Division located at Westmoreland County Community College. 

Collaboration is key and consolidating the departments that play an essential role in Westmoreland County into this one convenient location is a smart, productive, and financially responsible feat. Congratulations to all who made this possible!

Last week, Westmoreland County Department of Human Services opened their new Administrative Division located at Westmoreland County Community College.

Collaboration is key and consolidating the departments that play an essential role in Westmoreland County into this one convenient location is a smart, productive, and financially responsible feat. Congratulations to all who made this possible!

Today, the #PASenate Appropriations Committee heard from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger.

Tourism is Pennsylvania's second largest industry and provides 450,000 #jobs across the commonwealth. I asked the secretary how the requested $15 million from the #PABudget would be used to attract more tourism in the coming year. Is that money competitive compared to other states?

Today, the #PASenate Appropriations Committee heard from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger.

Tourism is Pennsylvania`s second largest industry and provides 450,000 #jobs across the commonwealth. I asked the secretary how the requested $15 million from the #PABudget would be used to attract more tourism in the coming year. Is that money competitive compared to other states?

King Physical Therapy & Fitness just opened another location in @fayettecopa. 

Last week, they were celebrated with a @faycham65 ribbon cutting. ✂ Congratulations to the staff and welcome to Uniontown!

King Physical Therapy & Fitness just opened another location in @fayettecopa.

Last week, they were celebrated with a @faycham65 ribbon cutting. ✂ Congratulations to the staff and welcome to Uniontown!

Starting Tuesday, public hearings on the proposed 2024-25 #PAbudget will be held over the next 3 weeks with the #PASenate Appropriations Committee. My colleagues and I will work hard to examine Gov. Shapiro’s budget proposal and search for greater efficiencies so that we can best protect every taxpayer's hard-earned dollar.

🔗 See the schedule, livestream info and read daily summaries at link in bio.

Starting Tuesday, public hearings on the proposed 2024-25 #PAbudget will be held over the next 3 weeks with the #PASenate Appropriations Committee. My colleagues and I will work hard to examine Gov. Shapiro’s budget proposal and search for greater efficiencies so that we can best protect every taxpayer`s hard-earned dollar.

🔗 See the schedule, livestream info and read daily summaries at link in bio.

Recycling in @fayettecopa is more accessible now than ever and it's all thanks to the local leaders behind the program. ♻️

Today, @keeppennsylvaniabeautiful honored Fayette County Recycling Coordinator Sheila Shea and former Wharton Township Supervisor Jim Means for their great work with the county's recycling efforts. ☀️ Jim was nominated by Shelia as “Volunteer of the Year,” and then Sheila was awarded the Keep PA Beautiful "Community Pride Award" for her outstanding work, growing the recycling program over the past years.

Congratulations to Sheila and Jim! Thank you for your commitment to keeping Fayette County green. 🌱

Recycling in @fayettecopa is more accessible now than ever and it`s all thanks to the local leaders behind the program. ♻️

Today, @keeppennsylvaniabeautiful honored Fayette County Recycling Coordinator Sheila Shea and former Wharton Township Supervisor Jim Means for their great work with the county`s recycling efforts. ☀️ Jim was nominated by Shelia as “Volunteer of the Year,” and then Sheila was awarded the Keep PA Beautiful "Community Pride Award" for her outstanding work, growing the recycling program over the past years.

Congratulations to Sheila and Jim! Thank you for your commitment to keeping Fayette County green. 🌱

Happy Anniversary to the @boyscoutsofamerica ⚜️🎖️

For over a century, the BSA has taught millions of young Americans lessons in leadership, preparedness & community service.

I’m fortunate to constantly see the positive impact scouting has on our communities, both in my role & in my own family. ⛺️

Between Eagle Scout ceremonies and visiting Heritage Reservation or Camp Conestoga, I’m proud to see children learning the foundations of scouting and carrying those principles into adulthood. May scouting continue to inspire future leaders in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Happy Anniversary to the @boyscoutsofamerica ⚜️🎖️

For over a century, the BSA has taught millions of young Americans lessons in leadership, preparedness & community service.

I’m fortunate to constantly see the positive impact scouting has on our communities, both in my role & in my own family. ⛺️

Between Eagle Scout ceremonies and visiting Heritage Reservation or Camp Conestoga, I’m proud to see children learning the foundations of scouting and carrying those principles into adulthood. May scouting continue to inspire future leaders in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Governor Shapiro’s proposed budget comes with an excessive $3.2 billion (7.1%) increase in state spending. 📈 His plans are ambitious, but at what cost?

We wouldn’t encourage one of our neighbors to spend beyond their means, and the expectation for government should be no different.

Governor Shapiro’s proposed budget comes with an excessive $3.2 billion (7.1%) increase in state spending. 📈 His plans are ambitious, but at what cost?

We wouldn’t encourage one of our neighbors to spend beyond their means, and the expectation for government should be no different.

2024 is off to a great start!

2024 is off to a great start!

This week, the Alum Bank Volunteer Fire Company and Chestnut Ridge Ambulance Association honored  Daniel Smith (Chestnut Ridge) for 45 years of continuous service and Ryan Mickey (Alum Bank) as Firefighter of the Year. 🚑🚒 Congratulations to both and thank you for your service!

This week, the Alum Bank Volunteer Fire Company and Chestnut Ridge Ambulance Association honored Daniel Smith (Chestnut Ridge) for 45 years of continuous service and Ryan Mickey (Alum Bank) as Firefighter of the Year. 🚑🚒 Congratulations to both and thank you for your service!

Congratulations to Bena Croushore for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. For her project, Bena presented information on the importance of hosting international exchange students. Great work Bena!

Congratulations to Bena Croushore for receiving the Girl Scout Gold Award. For her project, Bena presented information on the importance of hosting international exchange students. Great work Bena!

Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Senate Majority Policy Committee met to receive testimony on what can be done to fight back against trafficking in Pennsylvania.

Today, on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Senate Majority Policy Committee met to receive testimony on what can be done to fight back against trafficking in Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to Kenzie Mowery of Mill Run! Today, Kenzie received a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation to continue her agricultural education studies at Penn State. 🐄🌽

Congratulations to Kenzie Mowery of Mill Run! Today, Kenzie received a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation to continue her agricultural education studies at Penn State. 🐄🌽

Meet Pat Stefano

Representing Bedford, Fayette, Somerset and some of Westmoreland Counties, Senator Pat Stefano has acquired decades of hands-on budget management and community engagement experience as a third-generation business owner. In addition to chairing the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, he is passionate about streamlining government practices, cultivating economic growth, and fostering educational excellence for all students, starting with early development.
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