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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

February 27, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADCEDnews, I asked about the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit, the Invent Penn State initiative, and the effectiveness of state tax credit programs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Education

February 27, 2020
I told @PADeptofEd Secretary Pedro Rivera that telemedicine is crucial to providing health services to students during today‚Äôs #PASenate #PABudget hearing. I also asked for an update on a new agricultural education curriculum.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 26, 2020
I stressed to the @PAHealthDept Secretary that telemedicine is a crucial tool in making health care more available and affordable and urged the state to embrace this new technology. #PASenate #PABudget.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services, Part 2

February 26, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices, I asked Secretary Teresa Miller for details on nontraditional child care services offered by the commonwealth.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services, Part 1

February 26, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices, I asked Secretary Teresa Miller what the state can do to increase awareness & provide services for #mentalhealth issues within farm families, the subject of my Feb. 6 roundtable.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: PennDOT

February 25, 2020
  At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennDOTnews Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian, I asked if the mild winter will free up funds for projects aimed dealing with landslides, automated toll booths, and road litter.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: LCB

February 25, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the PA Liquor Control Board, I asked about the number of out-of-state wineries who have applied for licenses, as well as enforcement of underage drinking offenses.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Auditor General

February 24, 2020
  During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAuditorGen, I asked about enforcement of the state Dog Law and bidding for school transportation services.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Labor & Industry

February 24, 2020
  During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I asked @PALaborIndustry about how we track job losses in the agriculture industry and how workforce development programs are targeting the next generation of farmers.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Attorney General

February 20, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAAttorneyGen Josh Shapiro, I asked how the recent opioid settlement would be distributed to Pennsylvania communities.     [Read More]