Budget Hearing Q&A: Budget Secretary


I asked about changes the state’s contract to expand internet service during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with Budget Secretary Jen Swails.

Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP (Part 2)


The overuse of special funds makes it difficult to provide oversight of taxpayer dollars. I questioned @PennsylvaniaDEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell about this, as well as my bill to improve PA’s permitting process. #PASenate #PAbudget

Budget Hearing Q&A: Environmental Protection (DEP) (Part 1)


At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PennsylvaniaDEP, I questioned Secretary Patrick McDonnell about the proposed electric transmission line through southern York County & PA citizens paying more due to other states’ energy policies.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation & Natural Resources


I told @DCNRnews Secretary Cindy Dunn that the effort I’m leading to close the PA digital divide would receive a great boost if DCNR permitted more cell & radio towers on land it controls. #PASenate #PAbudget

Budget Hearing Q&A: State-Related Universities


It’s important to attract in-state students to Pennsylvanian’s state-related universities. During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing, I wanted to know what is being done to make that happen and to also help students manage debt wisely.

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


I asked the Dean of Penn State’s @agsciences & @psuextension about efforts to survey farmers on what they are doing to control pollution and raised concerns about the growing incidence of Lyme Disease in PA. #PASenate #PABudget

Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 2)


During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I discussed efforts to protect and encourage Pennsylvania’s industrial hemp farms and challenges to agri-tourism.