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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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn School of Veterinary Medicine (Part 1)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @pennvet, I asked about the benefits from the state’s investment in the school, the percentage of graduates who stay in Pennsylvania and the student loan debt they incur, and the abuse of opiates provided by veterinarians.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 2)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about projects supported by state grants and biosecurity initiatives.     [Read More]