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Joint hearing with Senate Education and Senate Appropriations Committee on Total Experience Learning Program
Published: May 22, 2024   |  Hearing: Tuesday, June 4

Joint hearing with Senate Education and Senate Appropriations Committee on Total Experience Learning Program

Senate Education Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee | Hearing Room 1, NOB | Watch Live  [Read More]

Local Share Account Grants Awarded in Carbon County
May 21, 2024

Local Share Account Grants Awarded in Carbon County

Over $800,000 was awarded to community development projects in Carbon County today through the Monroe County Contiguous Local Share Account, according to Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-122) and Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).  [Read More]

Local Share Account Grants Awarded in Luzerne County
May 21, 2024

Local Share Account Grants Awarded in Luzerne County

Almost $1.7 million was awarded to community development projects in southern Luzerne County today through the Luzerne County Local Share Account, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), Rep. Dane Watro (R-116), and Rep. Mike Cabell (R-117).  [Read More]

State Grant to Breathe New Life into Mahanoy City’s Main Street
May 20, 2024

State Grant to Breathe New Life into Mahanoy City’s Main Street

Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) and Rep. Dane Watro (R-116) joined Mahanoy City Borough officials for a walking tour of a section of Main Street set to see significant upgrades.  [Read More]

Shapiro Energy Plan is Death Sentence for Mine Land Remediation
May 14, 2024

Shapiro Energy Plan is Death Sentence for Mine Land Remediation

A new energy plan spearheaded by Gov. Josh Shapiro would cripple mine land remediation efforts by closing local electric power plants, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-122), Rep. Jamie Barton (R-124), Rep. Mike Cabell (R-117), Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-123), Rep. JoAnne Stehr (R-107), and Rep. Dane Watro (R-116).  [Read More]

Scholarship Bill Wins Bipartisan Support in Senate Education Committee
May 7, 2024

Scholarship Bill Wins Bipartisan Support in Senate Education Committee

The Senate Education Committee advanced bipartisan legislation today to provide more educational options to children in low-performing public schools, according to committee chair Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).  [Read More]

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Published: May 6, 2024   |  Meeting: Tuesday, May 7

Meeting to consider SB 795 and HB 1097

Senate Education Committee | Room 8E-B, East Wing   [Read More]

Argall TV Report: Access to Quality Childcare Key for Families, Employees
May 1, 2024

Argall TV Report: Access to Quality Childcare Key for Families, Employees

The May edition of the local TV program hosted by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) highlights a bipartisan public hearing about the serious issues facing rural childcare providers in Pennsylvania. The hearing was hosted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill County Technology Center – South Campus, and featured state legislators, local business leaders, and childcare professionals.  [Read More]

Legislation to Support Long-Term Care Workforce Advances
April 30, 2024

Legislation to Support Long-Term Care Workforce Advances

Two bills sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) to update training procedures and remove employment barriers so more people can join the long-term care workforce were approved by the Senate Education Committee today.  [Read More]

Senate Education Committee Approves “Grow PA” Package of Bills to Boost College Affordability, Open Quality Career Pathways
April 30, 2024

Senate Education Committee Approves “Grow PA” Package of Bills to Boost College Affordability, Open Quality Career Pathways

The Senate Education Committee approved an innovative package of bills today designed to help more young people in Pennsylvania pursue post-secondary education and career training.  [Read More]

Affordable College Pathways Examined by Senate Education Committee
April 29, 2024

Affordable College Pathways Examined by Senate Education Committee

The serious need to provide more affordable pathways for students to pursue in-demand careers in Pennsylvania was spotlighted by a public hearing of the Senate Education Committee today, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), who chairs the committee.  [Read More]

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Published: April 29, 2024   |  Meeting: Tuesday, April 30

Meeting to consider SB 1102, SB 1104, SB 1150, SB 1151, SB 1152, SB 1153, SB 1154, SB 1155 and SB 1157

Senate Education Committee | Room 8E-A, East Wing  [Read More]

Legislators Object to Pending Cuts in Afterschool Programs
April 25, 2024

Legislators Object to Pending Cuts in Afterschool Programs

Some SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) and Schuylkill ACHIEVE programs in Schuylkill, Carbon, and Luzerne counties will be shuttered in June after being denied funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Both programs introduce students in grades K-8 to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) concepts.   [Read More]

Public Sewer Extension in North Manheim Township Receives State Funding
April 24, 2024

Public Sewer Extension in North Manheim Township Receives State Funding

The North Manheim Township Authority received a low interest loan for over $2.3 million from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today to extend their sewer system to 55 new properties on Garfield Avenue.  [Read More]

Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tamaqua Awarded State Funding for Modernization
April 24, 2024

Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tamaqua Awarded State Funding for Modernization

The Tamaqua Borough Authority was awarded $20 million from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) today to make significant upgrades to the borough’s wastewater treatment plant. Sen. Dave Argall (R-29) and Rep. Jamie Barton (R-124) worked with borough officials to secure this highly competitive funding.  [Read More]

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Published: April 24, 2024   |  Hearing: Monday, April 29

Public hearing on Grow PA – post-secondary and career preparation reform

Senate Education Committee | Hearing Room 1, NOB   [Read More]

Argall, Baker, Culver, Flynn Announce $4.3 Million in Grants to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Luzerne County
April 18, 2024

Argall, Baker, Culver, Flynn Announce $4.3 Million in Grants to Expand Access to High-Speed Internet in Luzerne County

State Sens. Dave Argall (R-29), Lisa Baker (R-20), Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-27) and Marty Flynn (D-22) today announced the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) is awarding more than $4.3 million in grants to expand access to reliable, high-speed internet in Luzerne County.  [Read More]

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April 10, 2024

Republican Lawmakers Introduce “Grow PA” Higher Education Reform Plan to Support More Affordable Learning Opportunities, Pathways to PA Careers

Students in Pennsylvania would have access to more affordable post-secondary education options leading to quality careers in the state under a plan announced today by Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster), Senate Majority Whip Ryan P. Aument (R-Lancaster), Senate Education Committee Chair David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Senator Tracy Pennycuick (R-Montgomery).  [Read More]

Impacts of Sleep Loss Focus of Senate Public Hearing on Delaying School Start Times
April 5, 2024

Impacts of Sleep Loss Focus of Senate Public Hearing on Delaying School Start Times

Testifiers discussed the impacts of sleep loss on teenagers and the complexity of scheduling a school day during a public hearing about pushing back the required start time for schools across Pennsylvania, according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29), the chair of the Senate Education Committee.  [Read More]

State Grant to Refurbish Orwigsburg Sidewalks
April 5, 2024

State Grant to Refurbish Orwigsburg Sidewalks

Rep. Jamie Barton (R-124) and staff from Sen. Dave Argall’s (R-29) office visited Orwigsburg Borough to see deteriorating sidewalks that are set to be restored after a state grant for $500,000 was awarded to the borough.  [Read More]

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