Feb

23

2022

February 23, 2022

The state Senate’s Appropriations Committee, Chaired by Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), will begin its annual Budget Hearings on February 22, 2022. [Read More]

Dec

14

2021

December 14, 2021

The Reconstituted Special Education Funding Commission, established under Act 16 of 2019 and led by Senate Majority Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), House Majority Education Chairman Curtis Sonney (R-Erie) and Education Secretary Noe Ortega, will meet to review the current formula that determines special education payments to school districts in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in the 140 Main Capitol Building (House Majority Caucus Room) [Read More]

Dec

06

2019

December 06, 2019

State Senators Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Bob Mensch (R-Berks, Bucks & Montgomery), and Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York) will host a Roundtable Discussion regarding the issue of Veterans Suicide on Thursday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lehigh Carbon Community College (Scheller Center).  [Read More]

Nov

29

2018

November 29, 2018

The committee held 10 separate roundtable discussions at the request of members of our caucus over the summer and fall. [Read More]

May

03

2017

May 03, 2017

The PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee will hold its next public hearing to continue discussion and receive testimony related to the state’s reimbursement program for school districts for costs associated with construction and reconstruction and lease of public school buildings (commonly known as PlanCon) on May 4, 2017.  [Read More]

Apr

24

2017

April 24, 2017

Similar to hearings held during last year’s budget discussions, the Senate Appropriations Committee will once again be holding Subcommittee hearings starting this month, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne and Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent Hughes. [Read More]

Apr

11

2017

April 11, 2017

The Senate will hold the second in a series of public hearings looking into the Wolf Administration’s proposal to consolidate the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs. [Read More]

Mar

27

2017

March 27, 2017

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** - The Senate will hold the first of a series of public hearings looking into the Wolf Administration’s proposal to consolidate the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs. This is a major element of the proposed state budget, and will affect countless agencies and individuals across Pennsylvania. [Read More]

Mar

23

2017

March 23, 2017

The PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee will hold its next public hearing to continue discussion and receive testimony related to the state’s reimbursement program for school districts for costs associated with construction and reconstruction and lease of public school buildings (commonly known as PlanCon).   [Read More]

Jun

29

2015

June 29, 2015

The latest edition of the Early Childhood Education Caucus newsletter. [Read More]