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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP (Part 2)

March 04, 2020
Two waste-to-coal plants recently closed down in my district They leave behind mountains of waste coal and large pits that pollute local streams. I asked the @PennsylvaniaDEP what can be done to help the industry survive at a #PASenate #PABudget hearing.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP (Part 1)

March 04, 2020
Cleaning up PA’s scrap tire piles was the topic of my questions to @PennsylvaniaDEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell at Wednesday’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
PA Heritage Trails are a great success story, but large gaps remain. At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews, I asked Secretary Cindy Dunn for a timeline in closing the gaps.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

March 03, 2020
The use of Satellite campuses to make higher education more available and affordable was the focus of my questioning during a #PASenate #PABudget hearing on the state-related universities.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn School of Veterinary Medicine

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @pennvet, I asked for an update on Avian Flu.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about the impact of prevailing wage requirements and efforts to assist dairy farmers.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

February 27, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADCEDnews, I asked about the Governor’s threatened veto of legislation providing for an energy and fertilizer manufacturing tax credit.     [Read More]

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Argall: Governor’s school safety cuts are dangerous bulls***

February 27, 2020
Senator David G. Argall strongly condemned the Governor’s proposed cuts to the School Safety and Security Grant Program during a Senate Appropriations hearing on the Department of Education’s 2020-21 budget.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education

February 27, 2020
I told the @PADeptofEd Secretary that the governor’s proposal to cut funding for school safety grants by 75 percent is “legislative malpractice” and urged him to restore those dollars to protect our schools and kids. #PASenate #PABudget     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services

February 26, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices Secretary Teresa Miller, I asked about changes for serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, preventing nursing homes closures & PA’s poor record in moving residents from welfare to work.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

February 25, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian, I discussed plans to shift funding from regional projects to interstate projects, and stressed the need to fund Rt. 222 & Rt. 61 projects.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: LCB

February 25, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the PA Liquor Control Board, I questioned whether changes to packaging and territorial agreements have made a positive impact on alcohol sales.     [Read More]