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Senator Vogel’s Telemedicine Bill Sent to Governor

April 21, 2020
As Pennsylvania continue to cope with the impact of COVID-19, the Senate today (April 21) gave final approval to a bill introduced by Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) that promotes telemedicine as a way to overcome barriers to quality patient care created by distance and reduce the costs of those services. Listen     [Read More]

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Senator Vogel Offers Online Unemployment Compensation Guide

April 13, 2020
Recognizing that many people have seen their daily lives and their jobs impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, Senator Elder Vogel launched a special page on his website ( dedicated to providing his constituents with information regarding unemployment compensation.    [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Budget Secretary

March 04, 2020
I asked about the Governor’s proposed transfers from the Race Horse Development Fund during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with Budget Secretary Jen Swails.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

March 04, 2020
During the budget hearing with the Department of Environmental Protection, I expressed my frustration that PA farmers are not getting the credit they deserve for implementing costly measures to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn College/Thaddeus Stevens College/Community Colleges

March 03, 2020
During a #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennCollege, @thaddeusstevens and @NorthamptonComm, I questioned which programs have been eliminated based on a lack of demand from both students and employers.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews Secretary Cindy Dunn, I discussed recreational ATV riding in state parks & forests that include municipalities that don’t permit ATVs, state park attendance & the spotted lanternfly.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

March 03, 2020
I commended the leaders of the state-related universities for successful efforts to help students graduate in four-years. At a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I also asked about efforts to promote entrepreneurship.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn State Ag Research & Ag Extension (Part 2)

March 02, 2020
At a #PASenate #PABudget hearing on Penn State’s @agsciences & @psuextension, I asked about the Master Gardener Program     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn State Ag Research & Ag Extension (Part 1)

March 02, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing on Penn State’s @agsciences & @psuextension, I asked what is being done to provide mental health first aid in PA counties and the status of 4H Programs     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn School of Veterinary Medicine (Part 2)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @pennvet, I asked about the costs of drug testing for race horses and prevention of African Swine Fever.     [Read More]