AUDIO/VIDEO

Argall bill to provide demolition funding clears Senate committee

April 15, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Wagner (R-York), unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) to allow counties to generate funds for demolition purposes.
Listen[...Read more]

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

April 1, 2015

Senator Argall questions representatives of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs regarding efforts to protect military personnel against domestic terror attacks and measures to provide necessary services to veterans at a reduced cost.
[...Read more]

PEMA Budget Hearing

April 1, 2015

During a hearing with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, Senator Argall questioned the impact of cold winter weather on infrastructure.
[...Read more]

Department of Revenue Budget Hearing

March 31, 2015

During a hearing with Acting Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty, Senator Argall advocates the elimination of property taxes, rather than a temporary reduction.
[...Read more]

Department of Agriculture Budget Hearing

March 31, 2015

Senator Argall commented on the negative effects of the property tax on family farms during a hearing with Acting Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.
[...Read more]

Department of Banking & Securities Budget Hearing

March 30, 2015

Senator Argall questioned Acting Secretary of Banking & Securities Robin Wiessmann regarding ways to improve the Pennsylvania Minority Business Authority and expedite the foreclosure process on properties that have fallen into a dangerous state of disrepair.
[...Read more]

Department of Labor and Industry Budget Hearing

March 30, 2015

During a budget hearing with the Department of Labor and Industry, Senator Argall discussed the adverse effects of Obamacare on full-time employment and concerns regarding out-of-state household goods movers operating in Pennsylvania.
[...Read more]

Department of Education Budget Hearing

March 30, 2015

Senator Argall questioned Acting Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera regarding the troubling disparity in the governor’s tax plan along partisan lines. A preliminary review of the governor’s property tax relief plan indicates that school districts represented by Democrats fare much better than districts represented by Republicans.
[...Read more]

PA Liquor Control Board Budget Hearing

March 25, 2015

Senator Argall asks the Liquor Control Board about its recent decision to “clarify” the definition of original container, paving the way for 12 pack sales at beer distributors during a state budget hearing with the Senate Appropriations Committee.
[...Read more]

Department of Corrections Budget Hearing

March 25, 2015

Senator Argall discusses the recent trends in population declines with incarceration at state prisons with Department of Corrections at a state budget hearing with the Senate Appropriations Committee. Senator Argall also addresses concerns with overtime pay for corrections officers as well as the pay disparity between union and non-union employees.
[...Read more]

DEP Budget Hearing

March 25, 2015

Senator Argall questions the Department of Environmental Protection about the state’s efforts to cleanup scrap tire piles during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the state budget.
[...Read more]

Departmenet of Aging Budget Hearing

March 24, 2015

Senator Argall discusses the state’s need to set a goal to provide senior citizens with greater opportunities to remain in their homes compared to placing them in institutional care with the Department of Aging.
[...Read more]

PUC Budget Hearing

March 23, 2015

Senator Argall questions the Public Utility Commission about the enforcement of the household goods mover industry within Pennsylvania.
[...Read more]

Department of General Services Budget Hearing

March 16, 2015

Senator Dave Argall questioned the cost of unused office space owned by the Commonwealth and compliance with the Downtown Location Law during a hearing with Secretary of General Services Curt Topper.
[...Read more]

Senator Argall comments during budget hearings

March 16, 2015

Senator Argall comments on the need to eliminate the property tax and questioned the number of patronage jobs awarded by the Wolf Administration during a hearing with Budget Secretary Randy Albright.
[...Read more]

Penn State Berks featured in latest television program from Senator Argall

March 5, 2015

READING – Take a half-hour tour of Penn State Berks in this month’s local TV report by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).
[...Read more]

Argall: Beware the governor’s “bait and switch” property tax plan

March 3, 2015

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s school property tax proposal:

Listen[...Read more]

Sen. Argall welcomes Pottsville Area High School government students to state Capitol

February 25, 2015

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) welcomed students enrolled in Pottsville Area High School’s Advanced Placement (AP) American Government class and American Government class to the state Capitol this morning.
Listen
[...Read more]

Argall supports Senate bill requiring U.S. citizenship to receive welfare benefits

February 24, 2015

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) voted today in favor of a measure that would require proof of United States citizenship for any individual applying for public assistance.
Listen[...Read more]

Sen. Argall introduces legislation limiting insurer retroactive denials

February 23, 2015

HARRISBURG – Standing with medical professionals, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) introduced legislation this afternoon at the state Capitol that would limit insurers’ ability to retroactively deny reimbursements.

Senator Argall's remarks.[...Read more]

Argall’s TV program highlights local charitable food efforts

February 3, 2015

SPRING TOWNSHIP – The latest edition of Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) monthly television program features a discussion of local charitable food efforts and a tour of the Greater Berks Food Bank.
[...Read more]

Schuylkill County makes history with the new legislative session

January 6, 2015

HARRISBURG – History was made during this afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol when two Schuylkill County legislators formally began serving in their leadership roles for the 2015-16 legislative session in the General Assembly.
Listen[...Read more]

Tamaqua Area Community Partnership

November 19, 2014

Tamaqua Area Community Partnership celebrates its 20th anniversary.
[...Read more]

Declining property ownership and population loss in cities

October 10, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 14, 2014

Listen
[...Read more]

Act 90 of 2010 (Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act)

March 4, 2014

Joint Senate/House Urban Affairs & Housing Committee - March 19, 2014 Listen[...Read more]

February 4, 2014 – Senator Argall reacts to the Governor’s budget address.
Listen

March 6, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Hearthway about workers’ compensation reform.

March 6, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Transportation Secretary Schoch about stretching current funding to the limit and using standards for bridge design as a way to save tax dollars and time.

March 5, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Agriculture Secretary Greig about funding for Conservation Districts during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

March 5, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks leaders of the State System of Higher Education about regulations increasing costs for building on college campuses during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

March 5, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Acting Department of Public Welfare Secretary Mackereth about the state’s drug testing program on welfare recipients who have a previous drug felony, as well as cost-saving measures with regards to housing during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

March 4, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Walker about making the state more economically competitive and the state function more efficiently during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

March 4, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Corrections Secretary Wetzel about several issues, including fixing the pay disparity among prison guards and managers and the department’s use of coal as a heating source for state prisons during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

March 4, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Education Secretary Tomalis about Pennsylvania’s educational performance and which study is the most accurate indicator of the state’s educational achievement during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 28, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks the leaders of the state-related universities about educational opportunities available for veterans during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 27, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks representatives from the State Employees’ Retirement System and the Public School Employees’ Retirement System how Pennsylvania’s pension problems compare to other states during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 25, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Allan about restoring the line item in the state’s budget for the Pennsylvania Heritage Areas program. This program is an important tool for tourism attraction, local recreation and economic development for our region.

February 21, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Krancer about the ongoing efforts to clean up 100 percent of the waste scrap tire piles across Pennsylvania during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 21, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of General Services Secretary Phillips about the use of coal as a heating source inside state correctional facilities during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 21, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Department of General Services Secretary Phillips about economic improvements to downtown communities due to the Downtown Location Law during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 19, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Budget Secretary Zogby questions about Pennsylvania’s tax revenues and economy compared to other states during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.

February 19, 2013 – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) asks Matthew Knittle, Executive Director of the Independent Fiscal Office, about the anticipated impact the federal sequestration may or may not have on Pennsylvania during the 2013 Senate Appropriations Budget Hearings.