Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture (Part 1)


During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PAAgriculture, I asked about the Department’s investigation of the amusement ride accident at last year’s York Fair and farm land preservation.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 2)


During a #PASenate #PABudget hearing I asked if the @PADeptofED would support giving local school districts the ability to opt out of prevailing wage requirements as a way to save costs and do more with their resources.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Education (Part 1)


At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PADeptofEd, I noted the administration’s proposal for all-day kindergarten is an unfunded mandate that will make school property taxes worse & asked about the rollout of my flexible instruction law.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health


During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing on the @PAHealthDept, I wanted assurances that personal information would not be shared when collecting prescription drug data.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services, Part 2


At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices, I sought assurances from Secretary Teresa Miller that the administration has dropped its plan to raise taxes on local ambulatory service centers, which save tax dollars.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Human Services, Part 1


At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @PAHumanServices Secretary Teresa Miller, I asked how she could ensure that $3 million in proposed state funding for Planned Parenthood would not be used for abortions.

Budget Hearing Q&A: Treasury Department


I asked the head of the @PATreasury about efforts to monitor compliance with the state’s Unclaimed Property Program and the outcome of changes to the program. #PASenate #PABudget

Budget Hearing Q&A: Treasury Department


During today’s #PASenate #PABudget, I wanted to know if General Fund short-term borrowing and cash flow fluctuations were common practice and commended the @PATreasury on efforts to provide transparency in documenting state spending