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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education

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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services

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]

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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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: LCB

February 25, 2020
  I questioned how LCB is working to improve transparency and whether the southeast warehouse and distribution center would be expanded during a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the PA Liquor Control Board.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: LCB

February 25, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the PA Liquor Control Board, I questioned spending and borrowing proposed for facilities and equipment. I also asked whether the current level of transfers from LCB to the General Fund are sustainable.     [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 how many improvement projects could be completed at senior centers under the Governor’s proposed budget.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Auditor General

February 24, 2020
  During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAuditorGen, I asked the Auditor General about his public advocacy of legalization of marijuana.   [Read More]