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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 06, 2019
Senator Vogel asked Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding about industrial hemp, poultry and wild bird diseases, the PA Preferred program, and proposed Centers for Ag Excellence.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs.

March 06, 2019
Senator Vogel stressed to members of the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs that telemedicine is crucial to providing services to veterans in an efficient and affordable manner, and also asked about the status of contributions to the PA Veterans Trust Fund.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Aging

March 05, 2019
Senator Vogel asked about the guidelines for Senior Community Center grants, a potential decline in Lottery Fund resources and projected increases in Pennsylvania’s senior citizen population during the budget hearing on the Department of Aging.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 2

March 05, 2019
Senator Vogel requested an update on career and technical education grants for equipment purchases and discussed funding needs for student transportation from Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education, Part 1

March 05, 2019
Senator Vogel raised concerns about Governor Wolf’s veto of legislation that would have provided new resources for agriculture education to Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation and Natural Resources

March 04, 2019
Senator Vogel discussed complicated fund transfers within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and flat timber sales with DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Life Sciences Greenhouses/Life Sciences PA

March 04, 2019
Senator Vogel asked representatives of Life Sciences Greenhouses/Life Sciences PA for more detailed information how many jobs are created by the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in research and development, and the pay scale for those jobs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

March 04, 2019
Senator Vogel questioned Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Program Jen Smith about the effectiveness of methadone treatment at clinics across PA and the success rate with patients.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

February 28, 2019
Senator Vogel asked DEP Secretary Patrick McConnell about grant programs to assist farmers, delays in DEP permits, fund transfers in the budget and a reduction in the Recycling Fund.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Liquor Control Board

February 28, 2019
Senator Vogel asked members of the Liquor Control Board about the potential for a trade deal to sell excess PA dairy products to Cuba in exchange for rum and how many PA wines are featured in state stores.     [Read More]