News Releases

Feb

27

2020

February 27, 2020

During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADCEDnews, I asked about the impact of the Governor’s proposed carbon tax and the Hotel Occupancy Tax and the tourism promotion activities it funds     [Read More]

Feb

27

2020

February 27, 2020

At a PASenate #PABudget on the @PADeptofEd, I stressed that Pennsylvania need to help at-risk children by providing funding for early intervention programs like Pre-K Counts and also do more for financially distressed schools.     [Read More]

Feb

26

2020

February 26, 2020

I questioned the @PAHealthDept Secretary about a bias in a health study on the impact of fracking during a #PASenate #PABudget hearing. I also asked about the state’s medical marijuana program and new conditions that are being added.     [Read More]

Feb

26

2020

February 26, 2020

At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices Secretary Teresa Miller, I discussed the need to use school curriculum to help break the cycle of poverty, and including lottery winnings in calculating public assistance.     [Read More]

Feb

25

2020

February 25, 2020

  At today’s @PATreasury hearing, I told the Treasurer I find it disturbing that the growth in union salaries is outpacing our state’s ability to pay them. #PASenate #PABudget   [Read More]

Feb

25

2020

February 25, 2020

  At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian, I discussed the use of innovative materials for interstate projects & new funding sources for transportation as the gas tax yields lower returns.   [Read More]