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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @DCNRnews officials, I sought a clearer picture of spending proposals & discussed the level of sustainable General Fund support.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources

March 03, 2020
The proposed @DCNRnews budget projects an increase in personnel costs and decrease in operating costs. I asked Secretary Cindy Dunn for an explanation. #PASenate #PAbudget     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities

March 03, 2020
I told the Presidents of the state-related universities that declining enrollments in the higher education system require a major restructuring to better meet students’ needs and remain competitive. #PASenate #PABudget hearing.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Penn State Ag Research & Ag Extension

March 02, 2020
During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing on Penn State’s @agsciences & @psuextension I asked about the growing enrollment numbers and placement statistics.     [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 state’s appropriation in relation to total funding for the school, student aid, and the shortage of veterinarians in Pennsylvania     [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 school’s efforts to provide veterinarians with integrated classes on social work.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 4)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about increased operating costs, efforts to address the Spotted Lanternfly infestation, organic farming, and the PA Preferred program.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 3)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about ways to increase dog law enforcement.     [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 inconsistencies between the expenditures and revenues in the Governor’s proposed Agriculture budget.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 1)

March 02, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I discussed the concerns about the Governor’s proposed transfers from the Race Horse Development Fund and the impact on the racing industry.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development (Part 2)

February 28, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADCEDnews, I asked about the increase in the Department’s personnel costs and the results of performance based budgeting reviews of certain DCED’s programs.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development (Part 1)

February 27, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PADCEDnews, I asked about the cost effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s tax credit programs.   [Read More]