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Budget Hearing Q&A: Community & Economic Development

March 07, 2019
Senator Yaw asked DCED Secretary Dennis Davin about reduced state support for public television and regulation reform.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

March 06, 2019
During the budget hearing for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Senator Yaw discussed similar programs in other states, resources that could be developed by additional state funding, and development programs at Penn College.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Agriculture

March 06, 2019
Senator Yaw asked Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding about Veterinarians’ role in the opioid crisis and the Governor’s proposed elimination of funding for hardwoods research.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Conservation and Natural Resources

March 04, 2019
Senator Yaw raised concerns with DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn about the large amount of leased land in Pennsylvania and the revenue that could be generated for the Commonwealth.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Drug & Alcohol Programs

March 04, 2019
  Senator Yaw discussed stigma and the influence of brain chemistry on addiction and how both affect drug treatment in PA with Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jen Smith.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: DEP

February 28, 2019
Senator Yaw asked DEP Secretary Patrick McConnell about restrictions on gas drilling, varying times for permit processing by DEP regions, and the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay regulations.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Liquor Control Board

February 28, 2019
Senator Yaw asked PLCB @PAWineSpirits Chairman Tim Holden for an update on profits made by auctioning off liquor licenses and how many licenses have been sold.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Corrections / Probation & Parole

February 28, 2019
Senator Yaw asked Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel on how medication-assisted treatment works with inmates who are being released and whether statistics find it to be successful during the budget hearing for the Department of Corrections / Office of Probation and Parole.     [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Human Services

February 27, 2019
Senator Yaw questioned how the PA Department of Human Services is working to address the growth in neonatal abstinence syndrome due to the opioid epidemic and discussed the performance and models for Centers of Excellence during today’s PA Senate Budget Hearing   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Department of Health

February 27, 2019
At today’s PA Senate Budget hearing, Senator Yaw asked Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine about a recent study which found that recreational marijuana, like opioids, can cause lead to addiction for certain people.   [Read More]

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Budget Hearing Q&A: Thaddeus Stevens College

February 27, 2019
During today’s #PASenate #PABudget hearing with @thaddeusstevens, Senator Yaw discussed the makeup and demographics of the school and the programs that are most popular and successful in preparing students for the demands of the workforce.   [Read More]

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Yaw Receives Update on State-Related Universities’ Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

February 26, 2019
Efforts by Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities to help combat the commonwealth’s opioid epidemic was discussed at today’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the state budget, according to committee member Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).   [Read More]