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House approves Argall demolition funding proposal

October 26, 2016

HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives approved a bill authored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that would allow counties across Pennsylvania to create a local demolition funding program.
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Office of Inspector General

October 26, 2016

Senator Argall’s remarks at a news conference to call on Governor Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 1618 into law, a measure passed by the General Assembly that would create by statute the Office of Inspector General in Pennsylvania.
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Fee Bill Targeting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in State Government Headed to Governor’s Desk

October 26, 2016

HARRISBURG – Rep. Mindy Fee (R-Manheim) today was joined by Senator Ryan Aument (R-Landisville) and Senator Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) to call on Governor Tom Wolf to sign House Bill 1618 into law, a measure finally passed by the General Assembly yesterday that would create by statute the Office of Inspector General in Pennsylvania.
 
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Senator Aument
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Argall leads effort to hire additional welfare fraud investigators

October 18, 2016

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) wants to boost the number of investigators dedicated to rooting out welfare waste, fraud, abuse and misuse.

 

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Committee passes bill to prohibit use of drones over certain facilities in PA

September 26, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a measure that would penalize unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators for flying their aircraft over certain facilities in Pennsylvania, according to bill sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).
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NEPA Residents Take Part in Telephone Town Hall on Heroin & Opioid Crisis

September 22, 2016

HARRISBURG – Nearly 20,000 households took part across 14 northeastern Pennsylvania counties yesterday for a Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by area legislators to discuss the heroin and opioid epidemic in the region.
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State and national trends in demographic changes

September 22, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee - September 27, 2016
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Performance Based Budgeting

September 16, 2016

Joint Hearing - Senate Appropriations and Majority Policy Committees - September 20, 2016
 
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Tele-Town Hall Event on Heroin Addiction

September 15, 2016

Tune-in to the Tele-Town Hall event on September 21st to discuss the growing heroin problem in our state and hear from a panel of experts on treatment and assistance to combat this issue.
 
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Waterfront Development Tax Credits

September 15, 2016

Senate Majority Policy - September 15, 2016
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Argall goes on behind-the-scenes tour of local potato chip factory in latest TV program

August 10, 2016

The Argall Report, a monthly television program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), takes viewers on a tour of Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips factory in Berks County this month.
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Senators: Reinforce Inspector General’s office in order to prevent welfare fraud, save tax dollars

July 20, 2016

HARRISBURG – Two senators are looking at ways to curb welfare fraud by increasing staff responsible for investigating claims regarding misuse of public benefits.
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Argall highlights World War II Weekend in latest television program

July 11, 2016

BERN TOWNSHIP – The latest edition of the Argall Report, Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) monthly television program highlighting local events and state issues, features the 2016 World War II Weekend: A Gathering of Warbirds.
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State champion Williams Valley softball team recognized at PA Capitol

June 27, 2016

HARRISBURG – The 2016 PIAA Class A softball champions were recognized by local legislators at the state Capitol on Monday.
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SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

June 9, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee - June 14, 2016
 
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Tour of Lehigh Valley International Airport

May 16, 2016

Tour of Lehigh Valley International Airport - May 26, 2016
 
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Job creation, economic competitiveness with NJ, NY explored in Argall’s latest TV program

May 3, 2016

HARRISBURG – Potential improvements to Pennsylvania’s economic development strategy and how to expedite job creation efforts are highlighted in the latest edition of Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) monthly television show.
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Senate approves Argall study to review corrections overtime issue

April 11, 2016

The Senate gave its approval to study mandatory overtime within the Department of Corrections, according to measure’s prime sponsor, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).
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Economic Development and Jobs in Pennsylvania

April 8, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee AND Senate Democratic Policy Committee - April 11, 2016
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Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)

March 9, 2016

Senate Majority Policy Committee - March 15, 2016
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Argall finds ally in Aging Secretary on property tax elimination effort during state budget hearings

March 1, 2016

During the second week of Senate Appropriations Committee review of the state budget, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) focused on two lines contained in the opening statement of Secretary Osborne’s testimony on behalf of the Department of Aging.
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Argall’s latest television program features new economic development proposal

February 18, 2016

HARRISBURG – The latest edition of Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) monthly television show explores the feasibility of creating a Waterfront Development Tax Credit program along Pennsylvania's largest rivers and small creeks.
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Argall: Budget proposal threatens efforts to eliminate school property taxes

February 9, 2016

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 state budget address.
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Committee releases report detailing cost savings through mergers in school health care, prescription drug plans

December 9, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee released a study today detailing millions of dollars in potential savings if school districts pool resources for health care plans, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).
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Budget Impasse Update

October 28, 2015

Senator Argall talks about an effort by Senate Republicans to override Governor Wolf’s veto of an emergency budget passed last month by the General Assembly.

 
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Tour of Pennsylvania College of Technology & Lycoming Engines

October 19, 2015

October 22, 2015 | 10:00 a.m.

 

 
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Study to evaluate opportunities for public-private partnerships for veterans’ care

October 13, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Senate adopted a resolution to study options to provide additional care for veterans, according to the proposal’s sponsor Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).[...Read more]

Senate Bill 282 - Waterfront Development Tax Credits

September 25, 2015

Senate Majority Policy Committee AND Senate Minority Policy Committee - September 30, 2015
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Challenges facing anthracite coal industry featured in Argall’s latest television program

September 10, 2015


HARRISBURG – The significant challenges facing Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal industry are highlighted in the most recent edition of The Argall Report, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).[...Read more]

Work zone safety measures, including Argall bill, reviewed before Senate, House committees

July 14, 2015


HARRISBURG – Legislation that would improve safety in active work zones on interstate highways across the state was the topic of a joint public hearing between the Senate and House Transportation Committees.[...Read more]

Wastewater, Storm Water Issues

May 1, 2015

Senate Majority Policy Committee - May 6, 2015
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Pennsylvania Pet Protection Hearing - Senate Bill 373

April 10, 2015

Joint Public Hearing of the Senate Majority Policy and Judiciary Committees - April 17, 2015

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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PUC Budget Hearing

March 23, 2015

Senator Argall questions the Public Utility Commission about the enforcement of the household goods mover industry within Pennsylvania.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tamaqua Area Community Partnership

November 19, 2014

Tamaqua Area Community Partnership celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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Declining property ownership and population loss in cities

October 10, 2014

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - October 14, 2014
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PHARE Funding (Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement)

May 28, 2014


Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee - June 11, 2014[...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[...Read more]

Senate Bill 48 (Williams)

October 22, 2013

Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee Public Hearing - October 23, 2013[...Read more]

Future of Pennsylvania’s Cities, Large and Small - Pittsburgh

May 28, 2013

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - May 29, 2013[...Read more]

Future of Main Street and Elm Street Programs

May 13, 2013

Senate Urban Affairs & Housing Committee Hearing - May 16, 2013[...Read more]