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May

22

2017

May 22, 2017

MAHANOY CITY – On Thursday, June 1, the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations (PSCFO), along with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will be holding a community service seminar hosted by the Lewistown Grange.   [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator John DiSanto (R-Dauphin/Perry) is bringing in the Senate Majority Policy and Urban Affairs and Housing committees for a roundtable discussion with city officials, local developers and industry experts to find solutions to combat blight and abandonment in Pennsylvania.   [Read More]

May

18

2017

May 18, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill) announced a total of five grants today that will support community improvement projects in Girardville, Saint Clair, Pottsville, Minersville and Shenandoah.   [Read More]

May

17

2017

May 17, 2017

Two senators from opposite sides of the state have seen firsthand the floors of empty office space currently owned by Pennsylvania state government agencies. Now, Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) have found a way to rehabilitate state-owned space and eliminate the need for additional rental costs.   [Read More]

May

09

2017

May 09, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) is proposing a new way to select lieutenant governors to mirror how vice presidents are selected at the federal level. Listen   [Read More]

May

08

2017

May 08, 2017

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) is expecting record attendance at his upcoming annual “Senator for a Day” student government seminar on Thursday, May 11 at Penn State University Schuylkill Campus.   [Read More]

Apr

25

2017

April 25, 2017

Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) new monthly television report highlights the tremendous work being accomplished at a local Berks County addiction treatment center to combat the heroin and opioid crisis.     [Read More]

Apr

24

2017

April 24, 2017

HARRISBURG – Members of the Statewide Blight Task Force gathered in the state Capitol Building today to discuss the group’s priorities for the upcoming session and reflect on the numerous recent anti-blight bills that have been signed into law to help revitalize Pennsylvania communities.     [Read More]

Apr

20

2017

April 20, 2017

The Statewide Blight Task Force will celebrate the significant progress that has been made in recent years to combat blight.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2017

April 18, 2017

The Senate of Pennsylvania approved a resolution sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that requires an independent study of the future of the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to be completed by the end of the year.   [Read More]

Apr

18

2017

April 18, 2017

The Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee approved a proposal written by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that would protect consumers utilizing household goods movers.   [Read More]

Mar

29

2017

March 29, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) that calls for an independent review of the future of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Listen   [Read More]

Mar

21

2017

March 21, 2017

HARRISBURG – An experienced health care management firm told members of the Senate Majority Policy Committee today that the state could see an 8 to 15 percent reduction in all medical costs through the use of new technology and evidence-based medicine.   [Read More]

Mar

09

2017

March 09, 2017

HARRISBURG – During Thursday’s Senate Appropriations Committee state budget hearing with the Office of the Budget, Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) asked Secretary Randy Albright to explain a $300 million investment for the Port of Philadelphia, at the same time as the governor is refusing to approve new City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) or Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) that could benefit smaller communities across the state.     [Read More]

Mar

08

2017

March 08, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill) are highlighting recent efforts that led to keeping SCI Frackville open earlier this year.     [Read More]

Mar

06

2017

March 06, 2017

HARRISBURG – A small fraction of the state budget that could help struggling communities was the theme at a hearing in Harrisburg regarding the state budget on Monday.   Listen   [Read More]

Feb

28

2017

February 28, 2017

HARRISBURG – A report requested by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) shows the state could save considerable tax dollars on its overtime spending within the Department of Corrections. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

23

2017

February 23, 2017

HARRISBURG – Three senators are advocating for additional investigators within the Office of Inspector General with a sole purpose: find welfare waste, fraud, abuse and misuse. Listen   [Read More]

Feb

14

2017

February 14, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) most recent monthly television show highlights local and statewide efforts to help prevent future tragedies stemming from Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic.     [Read More]

Feb

07

2017

February 07, 2017

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) released the following statement regarding Governor Wolf’s 2017-18 state budget address:   [Read More]