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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]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 1)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about the Governor’s proposed transfers from the Race Horse Development Trust fund, the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit program, efforts to support dairy farms.     [Read More]

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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’s #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]