Sen. Argall’s TV Report: Commission Identifies $457 Million in State Savings

HARRISBURG – A recent report released by the Senate Government Management and Cost Study Commission has identified over $457 million in savings to the Commonwealth, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-29).

The Senate Commission’s public hearings and final press conference are the focus of this month’s Argall Report.

Since February, the Senate Commission, consisting of 10 members from the public and private sectors, have held seven public hearings, considered testimony from over 30 private-sector and public-sector participants, reviewed hundreds of emails from state residents and examined additional recommendations during extensive work sessions over the course of 50 hours.

“With this terrible recession placing greater strains than ever before on many of our family budgets, this Commission, as established by Senate Resolution 161, has identified real savings that will be important to balance future state budgets and avoid unnecessary tax increases,” said Argall. “These recommendations are by no means an exhaustive list of every area of state government that can reduce costs. Instead, I am hopeful that these recommendations can serve as a catalyst for continuing the process of reducing costs in state government for the future.”

The program will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Tuesday at 9 p.m.
  • Comcast in Pottsville (Channel 7) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., every Tuesday at 9 a.m. and every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
  • Service Electric (Channel 19) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The program is also available on Shen-Heights TV and WLYN TV 35 in Hazleton. Please check local listings for air times.

Senator Argall’s report is also available online at

Contact: Nick Troutman
(717) 787-2637

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