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Meeting to Consider Bills

April 26, 2019
Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | April 30, 2019 | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

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Meeting to Consider SB478 and SB568

April 26, 2019
Senate Finance Committee | May 1, 2019 | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A |     [Read More]

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Senator Vogel Supports Crime Victim Bills Passage by Senate

April 09, 2019
In recognition of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the Senate passed a package of bills today (April 9) designed to protect crime victims and ensure they have more opportunities to participate in the judicial process, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47), who supported the proposals.     [Read More]

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Initiative to Help New Farmers

March 27, 2019
Senator Vogel speaks in support of SB 478, legislation that would provide a personal income tax credit for landowners who lease or sell their land, buildings and equipment to beginning farmers.     [Read More]

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Senator Vogel Introducing Farmer “Legacy” Tax Credit

March 27, 2019
With the “graying” of Pennsylvania’s farm families, Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) is introducing legislation that will encourage existing farmers and landowners to work with beginning farmers to help them get started.     [Read More]

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Public Hearing on PA Farm Bill Proposal

March 15, 2019
Joint Hearing Senate and House Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committees | Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Office of the Budget/Governor’s Executive Offices

March 07, 2019
Senator Mensch raised concerns about transfers between funds and transparency issues with Budget Secretary Jen Swails during today’s budget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

March 07, 2019
Senator Vogel asked Secretary Dennis Davin about the economic impact of the Shell cracker plant and workforce development during the DCED budget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Gaming Control Board

March 07, 2019
During the budget hearing for the Gaming Control Board, Senator Vogel asked for an update on the status of the Big Beaver mini-casino application, and discussed regulations for video gaming at truck stops and gaming’s impact on horse racing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

March 06, 2019
During the budget hearing for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Senator Vogel discussed Innovation Works’ efforts to develop new companies in southwestern Pennsylvania and potential spin-off companies from the Beaver County cracker plant.     [Read More]