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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of State

February 20, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAStateDept, I asked about security issues regarding online voter registration and county election expenses.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 20, 2020
I asked how the @StateSystem is faring in meeting four-year graduation rates, particularly given the higher student loan debt at today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

February 19, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @CorrectionsPA, I questioned Secretary John Wetzel about an increase in inmate suicides & legislation that would postpone consideration of parole if an inmate commits violence while incarcerated.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Military & Veterans Affairs

February 19, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADMVA, I asked if there is a data base available for vets to access information on medals, stressed the importance of certification reciprocity, asked about the status of the Youth Challenge Program     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADrugAlcohol, I asked about gambling addiction programs, correlations between gambling and opioid abuse, abuse of drugs from veterinarians.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery, I questioned how much revenue the state is expected to collect from medicinal cannabis and future projected revenues from the industry.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with the @Ind_Fisc_Office, I questioned Director Matthew Knittel about the impact of challenges facing PA #agriculture on the PA economy & the impact of the 2-year-old Dairy Investment Program.     [Read More]

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Senator Vogel Responds to Governor’s Budget Proposal

February 04, 2020
The Senate will carefully study the $36.1 billion state General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 unveiled by Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday (February 4) before a joint session of the General Assembly, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

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Agricultural Mental Health Roundtable

February 03, 2020
Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee | February 6, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. | Penn State University, Beaver Campus |     [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 915

January 31, 2020
Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee | February 4, 2020 | 9:45 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]