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State Police Officials Stand for Questions

As Law & Justice Committee Chairman, I used the budget hearing on the PA State Police budget to ask Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick about PA State Police coverage of municipalities without full-time police departments, along with staffing & funding issues.

Find that video here:

Lt. Governor to Conduct Listening Tour in the 32nd District

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is coming to Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset Counties this week on his listening tour on Recreational Marijuana.

I plan to attend these as well as the chair of the Law & Justice Committee which handles marijuana legislation in the Senate. I’m eager to hear your thoughts as well.

I hope you will join in respectful dialogue to let the Lt Governor your views on recreational marijuana.

Events are:

6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4
Greensburg Garden & Civic Center
951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601

6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5
Penn State Fayette
Swimmer Hall
2201 University Drive, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7
North Star High School
400 Ohio St., Boswell, PA 15531

You can also let the administration your views online:

Senator Stefano Questions LCB Officials

During a budget hearing for the Law and Justice Committee, I challenged members of the Liquor Control Board about why state store workers are not being informed about their ability to opt out of paying dues to a government union, based on the U.S. Supreme Court JANUS decision.

For that video, follow this link:

Somerset Lake Update

The Department of Environmental Protection has issued the permit for Somerset Lake and now the Department of General Services will begin the bidding process.  The PA Fish and Boat Commission expects to begin construction this year and be completed in 2021.  I can’t wait to welcome back Somerset Lake!

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