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Budget Hearing Q&A: State System of Higher Education

February 20, 2020
During today’s #PAState #PABudget hearing on the @StateSystem, I asked what is being done to assist Cheyney University in disposing of excess land and what the Legslature can do to provide regulatory relief.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Board of Pardons

February 19, 2020
I requested an update on the Expedited Review Program for non-violent marijuana convictions during the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections/Probation & Parole

February 19, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with @CorrectionsPA, I asked Secretary John Wetzel about county drug treatment referrals and potential delays in treatment.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Revenue/Lottery

February 18, 2020
During the #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @PARevenue and @PALottery, I requested more information on the new revenues generated by closing loopholes related to the tourism industry.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Independent Fiscal Office

February 18, 2020
At the #PASenate #PAbudget hearing with the @Ind_Fisc_Office, Director Matthew Knittel said the Film Production Tax Credit is a net benefit for taxpayers & brings in “considerable monies to the state.”     [Read More]

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Session Week in Review

January 29, 2020
Session Week in Review     [Read More]

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Bill Signings for Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) Legislation

December 18, 2019
Senate Bill 500, sponsored by Senator Lisa Baker, will create a County Adult Probation and Parole Advisory Committee. Senate Bill 501, sponsored by Senator Tom Killion, will generate significant savings for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections by streamlining the process for placement in State Intermediate Punishment, allowing parole agents to quickly detain parolees for violations, and streamlining the process for paroling people who receive a short sentence to prison.   [Read More]

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Meeting to consider SB 570, SB 784, and HB 1325

October 25, 2019
Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee | October 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Capitol, Room 461 |     [Read More]

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Session Week In-Review

October 24, 2019
Session Week In-Review   [Read More]